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Posted on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 12:13 p.m.

Handgun reported stolen from Ann Arbor home

By John Counts

A 52-year-old Ann Arbor man reported Wednesday that he suspects a repair person of stealing a handgun from his house at some point in November, police said.

The gun was locked in a case at the man's home, in the 2500 block of Oak Hills Drive. The man believes the gun went missing between Nov. 14 and 18, according to Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush. The man didn't report the larceny until Wednesday, however.

He told police there had been various repair people in the house working on plumbing and the furnace in the time span the gun is believed to have gone missing. The handgun is described as a Kimber stainless II .45 semi-auto 1911-style gun, according to police.

There are no suspects at this time.

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Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 12:59 p.m.

Too bad, that's probably over a $1,000 gun. I have been looking to buy one for quite a while, just can't pull the trigger......


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 5:14 a.m.

One's gun should never be seen by anyone entering his home. Any gun shows coming up???

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 1:57 a.m.

STAINLESS KIMBER ,and probably sold for $20 that initself is worthy of dealth penalty.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 2:14 p.m.

maybe if it was one of their older guns. They sold out and their quality has gone down the drain.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 2:45 a.m.

I doubt it.Those guns scream $$$$$ just by looking at them. I hope the thief doesn't look at now


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 9:28 p.m.

Best policy is probably strip search tradesmen before they leave the premises, although with something the size of a Model 1911 .45 the cavity search can be made optional.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 7:44 p.m.

Handgun: a target of opportunity. Someone forgot that granting special access to the interior of one's home means having to take extra security measures. It's generally considered unwise (and in some cases illegal) to leave a handgun where unauthorized persons can get hold of it. Kimber's MSRPs range from $725 to over $2200 (in .45 ACP chambering). I imagine this gun was stolen for resale value - or because that brand is popular and sought after. Whatever, if you can afford something like this, you sure better be able to secure your property. That means either carrying the gun on your person or having a hidden storage safe big enough to deter / prevent theft. A lockable gun case is not enough.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 1:07 a.m.

PS One of the first google searches I performed took me to a gun dealer selling *new* Kimber II's in SS for $1,049.99.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

You can find plenty of Colt Gold Cups out there for $1k. Essentially the same thing. I have one right next to me in bright SS.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012 : 12:50 a.m.

If you know where to legally get a Stainless Kimber II 1911 for less than a grand let us know.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 10:05 p.m.

This gun is much closer to $725 than it is to $2200. Probably less than $1,000. Not chump change, but not $2,200 either.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

Tru....might be kinda hard to sell ( maybe out of state ) I'm just assuming it was registered


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

I bet the locksmith did it.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 7:40 p.m. the bedroom? With a candlestick?


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 5:44 p.m.

Que up the "I wonder what crime this gun will show up in" crowd.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 10:04 p.m.

If we simply passed stricter anti-theft laws, we wouldn't have to worry about criminals...


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 7:39 p.m.

^^^Very nice. Good observation.


Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 5:53 p.m.

So I guess the person that took it wasn't a criminal, just an "undocumented gun collector"?