10 firearms stolen from Fruita home

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FRUITA, Colo. (KJCT) -- More than $5,000 in guns was stolen from a Fruita home last month.

Sometime between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, suspects entered a home in the 300 block of North Coulson Street, according to Fruita Police.

"It's a nice safe neighborhood, its a good place to raise kids. It's kind of a shocker that this happened so close to our house." said Tony Galdek, a Fruita resident who has a concealed carry permit.

"There's a number of guns that were taken in the incident and that's a public safety issue that we are concerned about," said Sgt. John Coughran with the Fruita Police Department.

While inside, the suspects stole ten firearms: 5 rifles and 5 handguns.

The firearms included two Remington Arms rifles, one Winchester rifle with a
gold plated trigger, one Stevens Arms rifle, one Savage Arms rifle, one
Beretta pistol, four Ruger pistols, and various calibers of ammunition.

Police have not been able to identify the suspects since the homeowners didn't have surveillance or photos of the incident.

A resident in the area worries more break-ins are possible.

“It’s pretty disheartening to know that there has been a break-in. Almost anyone who has 10 guns should have a pretty substantial safe and that would sure help a lot,” Galdek said.

The Fruita Police believe the suspects may be selling the firearms.

“Anytime you have any suspicious feelings about any kind of transaction you can always contact your local law enforcement office,” Sgt. Coughran said.

If you know the identity of the people involved in this crime, please call crime stoppers at 970- 241-STOP (7867).

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