State police report gun thefts in county

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.
Police responded to Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh Oct. 5 where a man said he had left his .45 caliber pistol, in its carrying case, on the back of his truck and then drove away, causing it to fall off. Police said they spoke with someone who saw the gun case on the side of the road. Police found the case, but the gun was not in it.
Police said two guns, a Springfield AR-15 rifle and Ruger Vaquero, revolver were stolen from a Goshen home three days later. Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong said she has not released more information about the theft because she is pursuing a lead in the investigation. She said troopers had not found a connection between this case and the missing gun in Ferrisburgh and a gun theft in Monkton, but did not rule it out.
On Sept. 20, state police said someone stole seven guns, as well as scopes and thousands of rounds of ammunition, from a Monkton home.

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