LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. — We thought at first that this was a ‘boating accident’ type of story, but sadly for one homeowner in Indiana, it’s not a joke! They’re living every gun owner’s worst nightmare.
The La Grange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home break in that resulted in the theft of over $5,000 worth of firearms from a home in Howe, Indiana.
Police reported that the home, located in the 500 block of SR 120, was burglarized sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 18th.
Police say the burglar broke in through a locked door before taking the guns and fleeing the home. The report said that the burglar got away with ‘several’ handguns and long guns that were valued at “over $5,000.”
Gun Thefts Are Rising Along With Gun Sales
Gun sales are sky high — and the supply to gun stores is lower than ever because of the Corona Scare forcing many factories and manufacturing facilities to close.
As gun sales have gone up, so have gun thefts. Cities across the country are reporting much higher numbers of guns being stolen from cars.
In Murfreesboro, TN, there have been more than 400 guns stolen from cars since the start of 2020 — more than any other year on record.
In St. Petersburg, FL, more guns have been stolen in the last two weeks than in the average month, according to police. North Charleston, SC, police have reported thirty guns stolen out of cars in the last calendar month — averaging one a day.
But it’s not just cars being targeted. We reported earlier this summer how five UPS employees were arrested in South Carolina after they intercepted dozens of guns being shipped via UPS. The gang was later selling them or giving the stolen guns away to friends.
Worst. Year. Ever.
As if 2020 could get worse! This poor gun owner has the problem of the missing guns AND now likely being disarmed during the year more people want to own a gun than ever before.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office at 260 463-0256.
We’re not going to lie…if the guy set up a GoFundMe, we’d chip in!