Sturgis gun shop burglarized for 2nd time in 2 months


STURGIS (AP) – After operating without incident for five years, a Sturgis gun store has been burglarized for the second time in two months.

Sturgis Guns was broken into at 4:21 a.m. on Sunday, according to a police news release. Authorities arrived to find a a broken side window and learned that nine rifles, a BB gun and a scope were stolen, the release said.

The shop was also targeted on Nov. 2, when 14 firearms were stolen. The suspects in that burglary remain unknown and none of the weapons have been found, despite the enticement of a $10,000 reward, the Rapid City Journal reported.

Tammy Bohn, who owns Sturgis Guns with her husband Justin, said she ordered metal bars after the first burglary, but they didn’t arrive until Monday. She’s also installing shatter-proof glass windows and more surveillance cameras.

“The last five weeks, everything has been turned upside down,” she said, adding that she was “totally upset and shocked” by getting hit again.

Stealing from a gun shop “is not like you’re breaking into Pizza Hut, it’s a whole different animal,” Bohn said.

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