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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Rifle and 100 rounds of ammo stolen from SUV

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  • A theft at a St. Louis-area hotel has police concerned — the thief got away with a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.
     
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Xb9AzL ) reports that the items were stolen Monday from the backseat floorboard of an SUV parked at a Drury Inn in Maryland Heights. Police say the weapon was lawfully owned by a man from out of town who had been in the hotel a few hours when he discovered his vehicle had been broken into.
     
    The SUV was locked but the weapon was in plain view. Police say leaving firearms unattended in a vehicle is not a good idea.
     
    No other cars on the lot were victimized.

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