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Report: Garage door opener used for theft of weapons, other items

November 18th, 2011 3:54 pm by Staff Report

BUTLER — Thieves stole guns, fishing equipment, rugs and other items stored in a garage protected by a remote control door opener at a residence on Country Place Lane sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.

Deputy Mike Townsend of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department responded and talked to resident Rose Justice. Townsend Justice thought the burglars may have used the remote garage door opener that was located in her husband’s truck that was parked unlocked in front of the garage.

Stolen items included two downriggers, with a total value of $600; a military 7.62 mm. rifle, valued at $500; a 24-by-12-foot rug, valued at $440; a 20-by-20-foot rug, valued at $440; a .30-06 caliber rifle, valued at $375; a .303 caliber rifle, valued at $375; a .38 caliber pistol, valued at $350; an 8-foot-by-11-foot rug, valued at $340; two 4-foot-by-6-foot rugs, with a total value of $340; a Remington 870 pump-action shotgun, valued at $300; and a .22 long rifle single-shot derringer, valued at $250.

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