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Sheriff's department seeks tips on burglary


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More than 30 weapons were taken during a Wednesday burglary and vandalism of a home owned by a family with deep roots in local law enforcement.

The guns were part of several thousand dollars worth of items stolen from Bruce and Diana Nolting's home on East Enon Road between 2:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett said.

The Noltings announced today they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for committing the burglary.

The weapons — which range from several pistols and hunting guns to two semi-automatic AR-15 rifles — were removed from a locked gun safe, Bruce Nolting said.

Jewelry, televisions and household items were also stolen, according to Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department lead detective Jason Lancaster.

The sheriff's department is asking the public for help in finding the burglars.

Investigators are seeking additional witnesses who might have seen two white males in their late 20s to early 30s in the vicinity of the Nolting residence Wednesday afternoon, Lancaster said. The two men were driving a dingy white-colored pickup truck, possibly a late 1970s-model Chevrolet, Lancaster said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancaster at 812-379-1727.   

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