September 17, 2014

Gun shop burglaries may be linked

Recent break-ins at gun shops in Lincoln and Marathon counties may be related. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in Monday morning. About 30 guns were taken from Statton’s General Store and Gun Shop north of Tomahawk.

Condition One in Wausau had a similar break-in and robbery just two days earlier.

Lincoln County Sherriff’s Department Investigator Mark Gartmann said that they are looking into the possibility that the Tomahawk and Wausau gun store robberies might have been done by the same suspects. Gartmann said they are looking for more than one suspect, based on surveillance video from the Tomahawk robbery.

WSAU