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November 28, 2012

Thieves target unlocked vehicles in Keyser; five rifles among take

KEYSER, W.Va. — Theft of five firearms from vehicles in southwest Keyser in an area known as “The Hill” remains under investigation by the Keyser Police Department.

Three incidents were reported Saturday, including theft of a Remington .270 caliber rifle and a Remington  .223 caliber rifle from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Baltimore Street; theft of $648 worth of assorted items from an unlocked vehicle in the 500 block of Richmond Street; and theft of two wallets from a vehicle in the 400 block of Ridge Street.

Keyser Police also investigated theft of three firearms from a locked vehicle at the rear of an apartment building on Carskadon Road. Valued at $1,600, the stolen firearms included a Remington .270 caliber rifle, a Savage .22 caliber rifle and a Ruger .22 caliber Magnum rifle. Hunting equipment was also taken.  

“We urge residents to keep their vehicles locked to help deter this type of crime,” said a Keyser Police official.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 304-788-1311.

Anonymous calls that may lead to a reward of $1,500 may be made to Allegany and Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300. Callers do not have to identify themselves and there is no requirement to appear in court. Rewards are paid according to results derived from the provided information.

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