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Jul 25, 2013 8:17 PM by Erika Flores

Nearly two dozen weapons stolen from Sierra Vista store

SIERRA VISTA-Police need your help finding a man who stole firearms from a Sierra Vista store.

An alarm alerted police after the man broke in and took almost two dozen weapons from a display shelf and case.

Police said over 20 firearms were taken from Saguaro Firearms.

The owner and his employees said they didn't feel comfortable to go on camera, but they said they hope someone from the public with information about this crime will step forward.

Saguaro Firearms sits on a quiet corner in front of a busy street.

"It is rare especially on a main (street) like Fry Blvd," said Cpl. Scott Borgstadt. "Typically you'd think they'd be off the beaten path a little bit, but this business sits right on a corner from another street, so it would make an escape route very easy."

But just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, the front door of the business was forced open and nearly two dozen weapons were taken.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives is working with Sierra Vista police on the case.

"Anytime you have that kind of weaponry on the street, that's concerning to everybody," said Carlos Canino, ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge.

ATF is concerned if they don't recover the weapons soon, "These weapons will end up in the underground market," said Canino.

Krista York owns Engraved Memories Plus, a business right next door to Saguaro Firearms.

"Very scary," said York. "I hope they obviously find out who did this."

The police department isn't releasing the video surveillance just yet, but they said the surveillance shows a slim, white male approximately 6 foot tall, and ATF is offering a 5 thousand dollar reward to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest.

Call Sierra Vista police or ATF if you have any information on this case.

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