TOWN OF GRANT (WAOW) – Portage County investigators are searching for a thief who broke into a rural home and stole a rifle.
The homeowner, along County Highway F in the Town of Grant, reported the burglary July 18.
"The suspects broke a window on the front door to get inside," Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas said. "Then they ripped off a Ruger 10/22 rifle with a scope that the man received when he was just a child. They also took Craftsman air compressor, binoculars and SD cards for a trail cam."
The sheriff says the burglar left behind a tool box filled with tools, a computer monitor, trail camera and ammunition for the rifle.
Investigators say the losses from the stolen items and the damage left behind by the burglars total about $2,000.
If you have any information about this crime contact Portage County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-346-6600. You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.