Weapons in the hands of criminals after two recent burglaries

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Detectives are searching for burglars in two different break-ins that netted thieves multiple weapons.

In the first incident reported Friday, 60-year-old Neal Helmick told Riley County officers that two firearms, knives, a bow, and various other items were taken from an unsecured barn on his property. The weapons and other stolen items are valued at around $3,000. It happened in the 5600 block of Powercat Lane in Manhattan sometime after February 15th and when he made the report on the 19th. No arrests have been made.

In another incident, detectives are looking for the person or persons who stole two handguns from a Manhattan man’s home. Forty-nine-year-old David Scarborough told RCPD officers that a .50 caliber Desert Eagle with additional magazine and a .38 Special Revolver were stolen from his house in the 1700 block of Winne Drive sometime between February 18th and February 20th. Arrests have yet to be made in this case.

Police have not said if they believe the two burglaries are related.

Detectives are currently seeking information about these crimes and ask that anyone with tips contact the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777 or online at www.ManhattanRileyCountyCrimeStoppers.com. Remember, you can remain anonymous and potentially qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00. 

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