Guns, ammunition, cash stolen from Cumberland Co. youth sports c

Guns, ammunition, cash stolen from Cumberland Co. youth sports club

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More than $3,000 worth of equipment stolen from a local youth sports club. Investigators say the burglary happened at Fairfield Glade Sportsman's Club in Cumberland County sometime Sunday night. More than $3,000 worth of equipment stolen from a local youth sports club. Investigators say the burglary happened at Fairfield Glade Sportsman's Club in Cumberland County sometime Sunday night.
There's a broken lock that serves as a reminder of the misfortune. There's a broken lock that serves as a reminder of the misfortune.
Investigators say thieves ransacked a safe where eight rifles were stored, stole a case of ammunition, along with a bank bag with nearly $500 in cash belonging to the youth shooting team. Investigators say thieves ransacked a safe where eight rifles were stored, stole a case of ammunition, along with a bank bag with nearly $500 in cash belonging to the youth shooting team.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

CROSSVILLE (WATE) - More than $3,000 worth of equipment stolen from a local youth sports club. Investigators say the burglary happened at Fairfield Glade Sportsman's Club in Cumberland County sometime Sunday night.

Among the things stolen was a custom rifle that was supposed to be used for an upcoming fundraiser.

Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department say the stolen weapons were either being traded or sold and they're still working to gather more evidence.

Barred windows didn't stop thieves from getting into the Fairfield Glade Sportsman's Clubhouse. There's a broken lock that serves as a reminder of the misfortune.

"You go through all the scenarios. What could I have done? What should we be doing? And it's that thing where you feel violated," said Coach and Clubhouse President Chuck Burgess.

Investigators say thieves ransacked a safe where eight rifles were stored, stole a case of ammunition, along with a bank bag with nearly $500 in cash belonging to the youth shooting team.

"You work so hard and then all of a sudden it's gone in a matter of minutes," said youth member Seth Petersen.

The team is crushed knowing a one of a kind rifle, which was being auctioned to help with their costs, was stolen too.

"It was a very expensive, very high quality gun and anyone would have been lucky to have it," said youth member Megan Burgess.

Though there is some good news. "We have made some leads and we have made a couple of arrests of people, and recovered some of the ammunition," said Chief Investigator Casey Cox with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

Now coaches are ramping up security and hoping for justice.

"I think that we were blessed obviously they could have done a lot of vandalism and a lot of additional damage that they didn't do," added Burgess.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, that's (931) 484-6176 and you can leave anonymous tips.

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