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Police say 17 guns taken in Oregon store burglary

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Village of Oregon Police say 17 guns were taken in a burglary of Max Creek Outdoors, as well as a silencer and an undisclosed amount of cash. However, police do not think any ammunition was taken.

The department says it plans to release surveillance video of the suspect, but say the suspect is completely covered in the video.

Village of Oregon officials are working with federal agents on the investigation.

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OREGON (WKOW) -- Officers and detectives are on scene for a reported burglary to Max Creek Outdoors gun shop in the village of Oregon, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. (See below)

The theft would be the second gun shop burglary in southern Wisconsin this week.

Seven handguns were stolen Monday at Armageddon Supplies gun shop in Janesville, according to Capt. Todd Christiansen of the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Entry was gained through a smashed window, according to Christiansen.

There is no indication at this time that there is any connection between the break-in, and the Rock County trial of Joseph Jakubowski that also began Monday.  Jakubowski was convicted Tuesday on state charges connected to his April 2017 break-in and theft of guns from the store.

Christiansen says surveillance video indicates there were at least two thieves in Monday's crime:  one inside the store, and someone in a get-away car outside.  He says the suspect inside is approximately 5'10" and wearing a hoodie.  Christiansen says further video of surveillance footage should lead to more information about the suspects.

Christiansen says after Jakubowski's break-in, a store door was fortified with steel bars, but the window broken Monday was similarly protected.  Christiansen says video shows an attempt to steal long guns was thwarted by those firearms being locked.  He notes some gun store owners place inventory in a gun safe when the business is not open.

Authorities say this is the third break-in and burglary of the store in the past three years.

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