Guns Stolen From Sodus Gun and Ammo Shop
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The Wayne County Sheriff's office is investigating the theft of more than 60 guns stolen from a gun store in Sodus.
Authorities say thieves broke into Tom's Guns and Ammo is Sodus overnight Friday.
Store owner Tom Putnam says the burglary was bad enough to potentially put him out of business. Putnam has been selling guns at his Sodus store for 20 years.
"Usually I know most of my customers or try to find out who they are," said Putnam.
Putnam says his gun shop has never been the target of a break in until now.
"They gained entry, which took them a little time, and probably in and out of here in less than five minutes," said Putnam.
He says thieves broke in through a side window and stole 62 handguns, cleaning out three display cases in his store.
"Just took guns and boxes, no ammo, some didn't have magazines," said Putnam. "Terrible thing. 62 handguns, that's illegal handguns that will be illegal in somebody's hands. And you know that the people, that's going to be in their hands, shouldn't have them. That's what scares me."
Putnam says the guns all together the guns were worth $28,000.
He says taking a hit like this has him second guessing whether he should stay in business.
"To take a hit like this, a total loss sometimes I wonder if it's best to have my own guns collect them and keep what I want and sell the rest," said Putnam.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the A.T.F. are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 315-946-9711.