Man reports weapons stolen from apartment


A Brooklyn Park man told Northern District police officers that a burglar broke into his apartment Tuesday and stole four handguns and a sawed-off shotgun, authorities said.

Francis Joseph Bobbie, 44, told police the theft occurrebetween 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. He arrived home to find that someone had kicked in the rear basement door of the building he lives in, went to his first-floor apartment and pried open the deadbolt lock on his door, police said.

The thief ransacked Mr. Bobbie's bedroom and stole two Smith and Wesson .44-caliber Magnum pistols, a Red Hawk .44-caliber Magnum pistol with a scope, a Smith and Wesson .357 with a scope and a 12-gauge, single-shot, sawed-off shotgun. The weapons are worth $2,550, police said.

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