Niagara Gazette

August 5, 2013

Rifle, ammo taken from unlocked truck in Cambria

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

A 74-year-old Ridge Road man reported to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies Sunday that sometime over the weekend a rifle was taken from his unlocked pickup truck.

The weapon, which had been in a rack behind the seat, was taken sometime between Friday and Sunday. The man told deputies he discovered the theft after finding a screwdriver that didn't belong to him on the front seat.

The man said he believed it was a 22-caliber Mossberg camouflage rifle with a scope attached.

A sheriff's investigator was called in to process the truck as the man said he had only touched the passenger-side door prior to deputies' arrival.

Once investigators were done going over the vehicle, the man realized that a cooler-type bag containing ammunition for the rifle was gone from the truck as well. 

He also mentioned to deputies that a large number of firearms had been taken from in a past burglary as well.