|Updated: 2/05 9:25 am
||Published: 2/05 9:19 am
The Siloam Springs Police Department (SSPD) needs help finding the person or people responsible for taking nearly 40 firearms from a local pawn shop.
The department is making this case its top priority, to keep folks in the city safe.
Sergeant Todd Brakeville says in the nine years he's worked on the Siloam Springs Police Force, he's never seen a gun theft of this magnitude.
According to a news release, officers were called to M&M Pawn Monday morning on a burglary report. It's believed the break-in took place in the early morning hours of Sunday. The owner called police after discovering the thefts.
Police say the thieves appeared to have gotten into the shop by breaking a window and removing a protective metal gate.
Once inside, police believe they stole an assortment of about 35 firearms including handguns, shotguns and rifles.
The SSPD would like anyone with information about the burglary to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (479) 524-4118.