TOWN OF GREEN BAY - Brown County Sheriff's officials are trying to find several guns stolen from a New Franken store.
Officers were called to Virlee Gunworks at 2644 Diesel Court around 2 am Tuesday.
Owner Scott Virlee says whoever broke into his store was likely inside for less than three minutes, but he says they got away with 19 handguns.
"They didn't touch anything else," said Virlee. "They went straight for that one cabinet and they grabbed all the could and took off."
"It does increase the danger," said Lt. Scott Semb with the Brown County Sheriff's Office. "Any burglary is bad, but when you get thefts of guns, it's obviously a more severe crime but we're asking for help because we want to recover these guns as soon as we can."
Virlee says the guns stolen from his store have a total value of $10,000.
"It was all different brands, some Kimbers, Smith & Wessons, Glocks, Berettas, mostly 9s, 40s and 45s," said Virlee.
Virlee says whoever broke in tore the power meters off the building, which disarmed the store's security cameras. However, he says cameras at nearby storage facilities were able to record a vehicle that was in the area at the time of the break-in.
"Then the alarm went off, they ran around the front and broke the window on the front door and crawled through the bars," said Virlee.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is helping get the store back up and running. It is expected to reopen in about a week.
Anyone with information is asked to call (920) 448-6187. Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers by phone at (920) 432-7867 or by texting GBTIP and the information to 274637.
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