ATF investigating theft of firearms from Merriam gun store

Someone broke into a Merriam gun store early Thursday and stole several firearms.

Merriam police said the burglary occurred at Signature Manufacturing in the 9800 block of West 67th Street.

Police were called to the store when an alarm went off shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday. They found the front door of the business smashed in and the burglars were gone.

The store is a federally licensed gun dealer and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation.

Police said that the owner was conducting an inventory to determine how many guns were stolen.

They ask anyone with information about the crime to call police at 913-782-0720.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc