Burglars hit Lyndon gun store early Sunday

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Security camera photos show burglars at Sports Mart early Sunday morning.

Sunday, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office reported on social media that a gun store at Lyndon had been burglarized and firearms had been stolen earlier that morning.

According to the report, at about 3:55 a.m. May 7, 2017, deputies responded to an alarm call at Sports Mart, at 24131 S US 75 Highway, just north of Lyndon. Deputies arrived at 3:57 a.m. to find the business had been burglarized.

Security camera footage revealed that three masked subjects entered the business and removed firearms.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 877-OSCRIME or the sheriff’s office at 785-828-3121.

The gun store was also a burglary target last year, with attempted burglaries on April 24 and April 27, 2016. A Shawnee man was later convicted of two of nine charges filed against him related to the attempted break-ins and shooting at three Lyndon businesses. See related story: Shawnee man sentenced to probation for Lyndon shooting spree.

Photos thanks to Osage County Sheriff’s Office.


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