Thousands of dollars in archery equipment stolen for the second time
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Thousands of dollars in archery equipment stolen for the second time

August 11, 2019


A NEW MEXICO ARCHERY ASSOCIATION IS DEALING WITH A BIG BURGLARY — LEAVING STUDENTS TO WONDER HOW THEY )RE GOING TO PRACTICE — AND LEAVING THE ASSOCIATION WONDERING HOW IT )S GOING TO COME BACK FROM THIS. NEWS 13 )S ALLISON MARTINEZ IS LIVE IN ARTESIA WITH THE STORY — ALLISON. KIM, IT WAS RIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN THAT SOMEONE ROBBED THE ARCHERY EQUIPMENT AND THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME ITS HAPPENED…. DOZENS AND DOZENS OF BOWS AND ARROWS VANISHED FROM THIS TRAILER IN ARTESIA. Kathy Kolt/ ECSRA Volunteer “somebodys gotta know something because it was a lot of equipment” THE EDDY COUNTY SHOOTING RANGE ASSOCIATION HAS AN ARCHERY DIVISION WHERE KIDS COME OUT AND LEARN HOW TO USE A BOW AND ARROW. Kathy Kolt/ ECSRA Volunteer “it )s really nice for someone thats involved in the young life to have some place to go that )s free”0:06…and we had all of the free equiptment” IT WAS THE WEEKEND BEFORE HALLOWEEN, THAT SOMEONE NOTICED SOMETHING WAS OFF… one of the members driving by noticed that the doors were open “it was then that people from the association showed up and saw a sight that no one ever wants to see… just remnants of broken locks and nothing else. “what has been stolen is worth about $7,700” NOW THEY )RE WONDERING IF THEY )VE BECOME A TARGET… THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN BURGLARIZED. JUST THREE YEARS AGO SOMEONE STOLE THEIR TRAILER WITH EVERYTHING IN IT. “we found the trailer and took it back to our archery range, pulled the wheels off it, bought a shipping container-which you know, it )s impossible to move those-and we still have been robbed” OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS…THE ASSOCIATION IS HOPING SOMEONE CAN HELP THEM FIND THEIR EQUIPMENT. “it )s so expensive and it )s for a good cause. how could you steal from kids?” AFTER THE FIRST BURGLARY ….– THE NRA STEPPED IN AND PAID FOR NEW EQUIPMENT. THE ARCHERY ASSOCIATION DOESN )T KNOW HOW IT WILL REPLACE EVERYTHING THIS TIME. KIM. OKAY ALLISON. THE ASSOCIATION SAYS THE BOWS HAVE THE WORD RIGHT OR LEFT ON THE FRONT OF THE THEM TO LET STUDENTS KNOW IF THEY )RE FOR RIGHTIES OR LEFTIES. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING — GIVE THE EDDY COUNTY SHERIFF )S OFFICE A CALL.

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  1. well, considering that they put it back into outside containers, don't have security footage, and keep buying cheap locks from Wal-Mart it really wouldn't surprise me if they were being targeted, as an easy target.

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