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Lindenwood University students offering $5000 reward for stolen guns

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele
By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele
By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

(KMOV.com) -- Tens of thousands of dollars worth of high end weapons are on the streets after they were stolen from a St Charles storage facility.

“We stepped inside and everything was gone,” said one of the victims, Morgan Craft, a competitive shooter, “They symbolize everything we’ve worked for.”

She and two other Lindenwood University students are training to become Olympic athletes.

They thought they were storing their equipment in a secure facility, but sometime this month, someone snuck in and stole it all.

St. Charles Police Officer Erik Lawrenz said police don’t know exactly where they stolen guns are, but are tracking down leads. Lawrenz said since no other equipment units were targeted, police believe the suspect knew what they were doing.

“It looks like the suspects may have known what was in there,” Lawrenz said, “And that’s what they were after.”

The students were shocked to learn there are few cameras at the facility. News 4 saw video of car after car rolling through the security gate without punching in a code.

No one from the facility returned calls to News 4.

Now, for these students, their only hope is that someone will recognize their guns and give them back.

“We want our sentimental, personal items back,” Craft said.

The students are offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps them get their stuff back. If you know anything, call St. Charles Police. 

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