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Keego Harbor gun theft prompts extra security at schools

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – The West Bloomfield School District is taking extra precautions after two people broke into a gun store Tuesday in Keego Harbor.

READ: Extra police patrols at West Bloomfield schools following Keego Harbor gun store break-in

The news of the gun store burglary spread quickly through Keego Harbor and became a topic of concern among residents.

The worry is for two reasons -- the store is located directly across from a middle school and some think the pair caught on camera look young, potentially school-aged children.

The theft happened at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Surveillance video captured the pair casing the store before breaking in with a sledge hammer. Once inside, the two stole a pellet rifle, a deer-hunting rifle, a shotgun, another rifle and ammunition.

Police said the ammunition did not work in any of the weapons stolen.

Officials with the West Bloomfield School District put extra security patrols at several of its schools just in case.

A school dance at Abbott Middle School was rescheduled to Nov. 8. Students who purchased tickets and are unable to make it to the rescheduled date are able to have their tickets refunded.

Some parents were confused and thought threats had been made, but that wasn’t the case. School officials said the decisions were made were done out of an abundance of caution.

Comments on social media have pointed out the thieves have some fairly unique clothing and shoes. Anyone who recognizes the two or has information is asked to contact the Keego Harbor Police Department at 248-682-2030.


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