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Ammo, assorted meats taken in VFW burglary

November 21st, 2013 8:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ammo, assorted meats taken in VFW burglary

BULLS GAP — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at the Bulls Gap Veterans of Foreign Wars club in which a large quantity of ammunition, turkeys, hams and assorted breakfast meats were taken.

On Monday morning, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Sam Wilhoit responded to 200 N. VFW Road in Bulls Gap on a complaint that sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday someone had broken into two of the VFW’s “turkey shoot” storage buildings.

Both doors had been pried open at the hatch, apparently with the pry bar found lying inside one of the buildings.

Among the ammunition taken were three cases of 12-gauge shotgun shells, two cases of 20-gauge shotgun shells, four boxes of 16-gauge shotgun shells and two boxes of 410 shells. All of the shells were Remingtons 

Also taken were 10 turkeys, six canned hams, 10 boxes of breakfast sausage, six boxes of bacon, four boxes of country ham, a Troy Built weedeater, a Poland leaf blower, a Farberware griddle, a toaster oven, a triple-stand crock pot and about $1.25 in change.

The total value of the stolen property was reported at $1,362.

Wilhoit, in his report, said the VFW was going to check its surveillance video to see if any suspects can be seen.

Anyone with information about Sunday night’s VFW burglary is asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 272-4848.

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