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Vehicle stolen in Worthington used in Marshall firearm theft

MARSHALL —A vehicle stolen from Worthington was used in a firearm theft early Wednesday morning in Marshall.

According to information obtained by the Marshall Independent, Marshall Police responding to an alarm call at Borch’s Sporting Goods on East College Drive at 2:41 a.m. on Wednesday and discovered that an undetermined number of firearms had been stolen.

“All we know is they drove a car through the front door and stole some guns,” Borch’s owner Chad Wyffels told the Independent Wednesday morning.

The car was abandoned inside the store. Police confirmed the vehicle was stolen from Worthington.

Marshall Police Chief Rob Yant called Wednesday’s break-in a “crime in progress.” Authorities are going on the assumption that more than one person was involved in the theft and that they weren’t in the store for an extended period of time.

Yant said Wednesday afternoon there was nothing new to report on the case. The police department contacted the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The vehicle used in the crime is being processed in Marshall.

“That’s one of the things the BCA is working with us on,” he said. “We had tried to get them to take it to the lab with their experts, but it’s not high enough priority for them, so one of their investigators is working with us here. And there’s coordination with the ATF because of the missing items being firearms.”

Marshall Police request anyone who has any information call (507) 537-7000.