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Several of 14 guns stolen from PT Firearms in Cross Plains recovered so far, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - Several of the guns that were stolen during a burglary at a Dane County gun shop have been recovered, an official said Friday. 

Dane County sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirmed that it was 14 guns that were stolen in the early morning burglary on Oct. 20 at PT Firearms on Glaciers Edge Square in Cross Plains. 

"(The investigation is) looking good. We’ve made steady progress on it," Schaffer said. "It’s one of those things where we’ve just had not only a few of our people, but people from ATF -- this (case) has been their full-time job since October."

At about 3:30 a.m., burglars backed a stolen 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis through the front of the store, smashed displays and stole multiple firearms. 

Schaffer declined to say how many firearms had been recovered as of Friday, but said some of the stolen weapons were still missing. She said that in the three months since the burglary, some guns were recovered in "different places at different times," but couldn't go into detail about the recoveries yet.

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Investigators have several people of interest in the case, but no one was in custody as of Friday. Police are waiting on results from the crime lab. 

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900.


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