Thieves steal $100,000 in guns from gun show vendors in Tulsa

by: Sara Whaley Updated:

TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Someone stole $100,000 in guns from a Florida couple who were acting as vendors at the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show this weekend.
  • The couple says it will take more than two years to recover.
  • Police say the couple did everything they could to keep the guns secure.

 

Tulsa police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are looking for more than 30 guns that were stolen from a couple who attended the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show over the weekend.

After the show ended Sunday night, a Florida couple who spent time at the show as vendors stayed at the Comfort Suites near I-44 and Memorial.

Detectives say that thieves broke into the couple’s trailer and stole a third of their gun collection, an estimated $100,000, sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.

The couple told FOX23 they are heartbroken.

One of the victims is a retired Navy commander, and he says his guns are collectibles from several different wars.

It will take them more than two years to recover from the loss.

Police say the couple did everything they could to keep their guns secure.

The trailer had heavy-duty locks, and it was parked less than a foot from a wall to try and keep anyone from getting inside.


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