Police Alert: Vehicle Prowlers Stealing Firearms
Unfortunately, vehicle prowlers are taking advantage of Northland firearm hunters. They know that the upcoming Deer Hunting season will have people bringing their firearms in to be cleaned or transported to their hunting shack. Here's a warning from the Duluth Police Department.
The Duluth Police Department is reminding citizens not to store firearms in their vehicles. The advisory is being put out with hunting season here, which can increase instances where firearms are left in vehicles.
Duluth Police have taken two reports of stolen firearms in the past week and both involved hunters who had packed their vehicles the night before they were leaving and then had their guns stolen in vehicle prowls.
If your vehicle is broken into or there is a vehicle prowl in progress, call 911. With your help, vehicle prowls will go down and police have a better chance of catching and charging those responsible.