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      Saturday
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      Crooks ram vehicle into store, steal guns

      The damaged area of the building has been boarded up.

      WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Deputies are looking for whoever used their car to break into a West Columbia building and steal several guns Thursday morning.

      The Lexington County Sheriff's Department responded to an alarm at S&R Gun Sales on Emanuel Church road around 2 a.m. Thursday.

      Deputies discovered a back door to the building that had severe damage. They believe a vehicle was used to force entry into the gun shop.

      The owner of the store met responding officers and determined that nearly $5,000 of merchandise was stolen.

      According to the incident report, pistols and revolvers were missing from the store.

      One pistol has been recovered.

      The damaged area of the building has been boarded up.