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Local Crime Stoppers seek info on firearm thief

Caution tape serves as a barrier at an incident involving authorities in this file photo. (Republic file photo)

Mitchell police are searching for a man who allegedly stole four firearms on Aug. 20.

On Wednesday, the Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers released its Crime of the Week, in which a man believed to be 45 to 50 years old stole a 1992 Winchester .218 covered in leather, a 1994 lever-action Winchester .22 rifle, a 1999 Savage .250 and a bolt-action rifle at approximately 8 p.m. on Aug. 20.

According to the Crime of the Week, the suspect stole the firearms at a residence on the 300 block of South Isadore Street.

Those with information regarding suspicious activity in that area at that time, or other information relating to a crime, are asked to call 996-1700.

To send a crime tip via text message, download the free app "Tipsubmit" on your smartphone and select Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, or text "MITCS plus your message" to "274637". Upon receipt of a tipster's first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster's unique tip ID. Anonymous two-way communication can then occur between the tipster and investigators. Tips can also be submitted through

Information received through Crime Stoppers remains anonymous. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s) will be given a cash reward

A minimum of $250 is paid for rewards on all "Crime of the Weeks" solved through Crime Stoppers. Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. offers this reward. Rewards will not be paid if crime tips, leading to an arrest, are not made directly to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. by telephone, text message or by web tip.

To date, 348 crimes have been solved through information provided by Crime Stoppers.