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Sheriff: Gun owners can help keep guns out of criminal hands

The Colquitt County Sheriff's office needs your help keeping guns out of the wrong hands. (Source: WALB) The Colquitt County Sheriff's office needs your help keeping guns out of the wrong hands. (Source: WALB)
Investigators said that several guns have been reported stolen from homes and cars in the past couple of weeks. (Source: WALB) Investigators said that several guns have been reported stolen from homes and cars in the past couple of weeks. (Source: WALB)
Sergeant Mike Murfin (Source: WALB) Sergeant Mike Murfin (Source: WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

The Colquitt County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help keeping guns out of the wrong hands. 

Investigators said that several guns have been reported stolen from homes and cars in the past couple of weeks. 

Someone stole a Ruger .38 hammerless revolver from an unlocked truck parked on Doc Lindsay Road last week.

Another homeowner reported four guns stolen from his house in the 5000 block of Tallokas Road. 

"We're having these firearms stolen. They're in the hands of criminals at this point. Firearm owners need to be mindful to have serial numbers to these firearms so that they're able to be traced back," said Sergeant Mike Murfin with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant Murfin is reminding people to lock their car doors.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office. 

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