Local Man’s Discovery of Footprints to His Residence Leads to Firearm Theft Investigation

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published March 15, 2024 4:28 am
Local Man’s Discovery of Footprints to His Residence Leads to Firearm Theft Investigation

EAU CLAIRE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) — State Police are investigating a reported theft of multiple firearms from a local man’s residence.

According to a report released by PSP Butler on Thursday, March 14, troopers responded to the 200 block of Chestnut Street in Eau Claire Borough, Butler County, for a reported theft of multiple firearms from an unlocked residence around 1:07 p.m. on February 19.

The victim told police that when he returned home from work at 9:30 p.m., he observed footprints leading to his front door.

Police say the victim later noticed that four long guns were missing from his residence.

The stolen firearms were described as a Stevens Model 57 — 12 gauge bolt action shotgun, a 20 gauge Mossberg shotgun, a 41 O Savage shotgun, and a Springfield 3040 Krag bolt-action rifle.

The victim is a 25-year-old Chicora man.

Trooper Matthew Stimac is investigating this incident.

This investigation is ongoing.

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