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Police search for suspects in stolen firearms incident

Toledo police today continued to look for several suspects who allegedly stole five firearms and a computer out of a pickup parked in a South Toledo apartment parking lot, then left the stolen merchandise behind when the victim and others in the neighborhood tried to chase them down.

Ronald Harris, of Fayette, told police the suspects climbed into the back of the truck Friday afternoon while it was parked at the Andover Apartments, 2555 Eastgate Rd., and pried the rear sliding window open to get to the weapons. He and other residents in the area who saw the suspects with the stolen merchandise chased them down and got the weapons back, but the suspects fled and later tried to sell the computer at the Family Pantry Store, according to a Toledo police report.

It was unclear from the report how many people were involved in the alleged theft, and additional information was unavailable Saturday. 

St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns School went on lockdown during the incident after school officials were notified that there were people in the area potentially with firearms in their possession. The lockdown lasted less than an hour and no one was injured.

Mr. Harris was going camping over the weekend and so had packed the firearms in the truck, according to the police report.

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