7 of 24 stolen guns have been picked up by police


Champaign - A robbery at a Champaign Rural King left 24 guns unaccounted for, now some of those guns have resurfaced.

In August and September, 24 handguns and a riffle were stolen, and police have been keeping a running tally of the guns that have reappeared. A total of 7 guns have been picked up, four of those guns were in Urbana and three in Champaign.

Many of the guns are being sold for a couple hundred dollars The 24 guns were valued at over $11,000. The rifle was just under $400.

Rural King says they are taking steps to improve the security of the weapons in their stores.

Anyone with information on any of the stolen weapons is encouraged to call Champaign police at 217-351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477.

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