Thieves take more than 40 guns from Guy’s Gun Locker in Cloverdale

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Thieves apparently forced entry into Guy’s Gun Locker in Cloverdale at some point between Saturday night and Tuesday morning, making off with more than 40 guns.
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CLOVERDALE — The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $5,000 reward for information relating to the burglary of a Cloverdale gun store.

At some point between Saturday evening and Tuesday morning, thieves forced entry into Guy’s Gun Locker, 15 N. Main St., and made away more than 40 weapons.

Cloverdale Town Marshal Steve Hibler confirmed that more than 40 guns were taken from the business, a mix of handguns and long guns.

Authorities only know that the guns were taken at some point between when the shop closed on Saturday night and when the owner arrived to open the story Tuesday morning.

“The public’s assistance would be most helpful if anyone saw anything in the vicinity or if you run across any guns being sold,” Hibler said.

Police did not share how the building was broken into, and the thieves even took the surveillance system.

He also confirmed that the ATF has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the thief or thieves.

This remains an active investigation between Cloverdale Police, Indiana State Police and the ATF.

Investigators spent much of Tuesday on the scene and have compiled a list of the stolen weapons by make, model and serial number.

Anyone with information is asked to notify Putnam County Dispatch at 653-5115.

“The public’s health and support would be greatly appreciated,” Hibler said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story, including the Aug. 1 print edition, incorrectly stated that the entire inventory of the shop had been stolen.

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  • If you own a store like this, why would you not have video cameras?

    -- Posted by kbmom on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, at 7:47 AM
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    @kbmom - The article confirms nothing about whether the shop has cameras or not, which could be deliberate considering it's an ongoing investigation.

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, at 11:35 AM
  • Other news sites reported surveillance system was torn apart and destroyed. Leaving no photos for release.

    -- Posted by hometowngirl626 on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, at 11:52 AM
    Response by Jared Jernagan, Assistant Editor, Greencastle Banner-Graphic:
    Our print edition also said this, but those changes did not initially make it to the web version of the story. It has since been corrected.
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    @hometowngirl626 - What were the other sites?

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, at 1:34 PM
  • So a gun store in Cloverdale gets robbed, no one hurt an it makes the front page of the Banner Graphic and the news stations. Someone gets shot in Greencastle and it is kept pretty much hush hush!!!

    -- Posted by putnamcountyproud on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, at 4:08 PM
  • Trusted employee confirmed online that their entire inventory was NOT taken, that they still have most of it. The security cameras were destroyed. I don't know if they are still able to get any footage of what went on. We need to be careful in what is posted and/or printed before we have full details.

    -- Posted by Momma78 on Thu, Aug 2, 2018, at 1:14 PM
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