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Burglars break into Marengo Guns, steal unknown number of firearms

MARENGO – Three or four people crashed through the primary and secondary doors of Marengo Guns, 20014 E. Grant Highway, about
1:40 a.m. Thursday and stole several firearms, shop owner Dominic DeBock said.

DeBock said he wasn’t immediately sure how many and what specific firearms were stolen.

The burglars set off the shop’s security alarm when they broke through the consecutive doors, but they were able to escape with the firearms before police arrived, DeBock said.

“We experienced an attempted burglary about a year ago and made security improvements following that,” he said. “These guys were just quite a bit slicker.”

Police are working to identify the individuals using both Marengo Guns’ security footage and security footage from nearby shops, Marengo Police Chief Rich Solarz said. He did not know of any leads on suspects as of Thursday afternoon.

“Hopefully, we can recover fast,” DeBock said. “The most important thing is to keep these people off the street.”

Solarz said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leading the ongoing investigation, and the Marengo Police Department will assist as needed.

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