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After theft, Fulton County police search for historic firearms

After theft, Fulton County police search for historic firearms

Police are asking for the public's help recovering historic guns stolen from a Fulton County residen
After theft, Fulton County police search for historic firearms
Brandon Coopey, left, and Amy Simonds.
Photographer: The Associated Press

Police are asking for the public's help recovering historic guns stolen from a Fulton County residence last month.

Two Gloversville residents are facing felony burglary charges while police search for the guns - one of which is a Civil War musket.

Amy Simonds, 34, and Brandon Coopey, 32, both of 28 Spring Ave., Gloversville, were charged Jan. 24 with second-degree burglary, a felony, according to a release from the Gloversville Police Department.

Police working off a tip went to the Spring Ave. home and charged with pair but none of the guns were there.

The guns may have been traded or sold in Porters Corners, Saratoga County, according to the release.

Police included a list of the guns taken during the heist:

In addition to a Civil War musket, police in the release said the victim lost five Browning shotguns, three 12 gauge, a 20 and a 16 gauge; a Ruger BoyScout Edition .22 long rifle, a Ruger 30-06 with a Monte Carlo stock; a lever action Winchester .22 Mag, a Remington 12 gauge 1187; a Remington Harley Davidson Edition 870 12 gauge; and a Ruger stainless steel .22 target pistol.

Simonds and Coopey were arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $75,000 and $50,000 bail, respectively.

People with information to help the police find the stolen property are asked to call the Gloversville Police Department Detective Michael Calbet at 518-773-4503.

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