Burglary of Philip gun shop

Earl Eliason is a licensed dealer of used and new firearms. He is still checking his inventory, but at this point in time, he knows that five handguns have been stolen. A paper bound acquisition and disposition book, Federal Firearms Record, was also taken. The book is Eliason's registry of the make, model and serial number of the guns that he has in stock and has sold.

The front door was jimmied and the wood by the door lock was splintered. The lock hasp on the handgun display cabinet was forced open. A variety of rifles and shotguns, a selection of jack knives and money in the till were not disturbed.

Theft of a firearm is a felony offense. Local and state law authorities are continuing the investigation.