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Burglars strike Lebanon Pawn

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM

A Lebanon business was burglarized Saturday afternoon.

According to Lebanon police reports, officers responded to an alarm call at Lebanon Pawn Inc., at 1331 W. Main St., on Saturday at about 5:20 p.m.

Police said when they arrived, the front glass window and the front door were both broken.

The store’s owner, Ed Riley, told police the only things that appeared to be missing were firearms from one cabinet.

According to the property report, Riley reported at least six firearms missing. The estimated value of the weapons is more than $2,000.

After reviewing the security video, police said a dark-skinned male wearing a heavy, dark-colored coat with fur on the hood threw an object at the door and window to gain access to the building.

The video then revealed that the suspect ran straight to the handgun cabinet and used his fist to break the glass. He then reached in with both hands and began pulling out guns and putting them into his pockets before running back out the broken window.

Police said the suspect left on foot toward Babb Drive.

A list of the stolen firearms was taken and entered into the National Crime Information Center.

Police said the suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet-1-inch, with an average build. Other than the dark-colored, hooded jacket with fur on the hood, police said he was wearing dark blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

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