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A Norway homeowner reported someone stole nearly 100 firearms from his home at various times between October 2018 and April 2019, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The homeowner called deputies to his residence at 5:53 p.m. Wednesday to report the theft.

He said the value of the stolen firearms is likely between $100,000 and $200,000.

He told deputies that there were no signs of forced entry at his residence.

Whoever took his firearms left his first-floor collection alone, but stole firearms on the second and third floors.

The thief left the original packaging behind and selectively chose certain firearms, he said.

The victim said it appeared as though the thief had a “shopping list to complete for someone.”

According to the incident report, “The victim stated the kind of care and time taken to choose the firearms would require the offender to have immediate, firsthand knowledge of when the victim left the residence.”

The victim said that he is generally home and only leaves the residence to make quick trips to the store or run short errands.

The report goes on to say, “The victim did state that he would leave the upper armory on the third floor unlocked and that sometimes he did not arm the security system because he was only going to be away for a short amount of time.”

The victim provided the sheriff’s office with an incomplete list of stolen firearms and said he’d provide a full list of stolen firearms once he takes inventory.

The incomplete list of stolen firearms includes:

• Magnum Research first-generation Desert Eagle black parkerized semi-automatic pistol in .50AE valued at $2,000

• Colt Delta Elite 1911, stainless steel, semi-automatic 10mm pistol with ambidextrous safety valued at $2,000

• World War II-era Remington Government model 1911A1, stainless steel, semi-automatic pistol in .45ACP valued at $2,000

• Llama Mini Max 911, nickel-plated semi-automatic pistol in .45ACP with a 3.5-inch barrel valued at $1,200

• Mauser Navy 9mm Luger blued semi-automatic pistol with 6-inch barrel valued at $2,500

• Mitchell Arms Navy 9mm Luger, stainless-steel semi-automatic pistol valued at $2,000

• Browning, Belgium-made model A5 light 12, blue semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun with walnut stocks valued at $1,500

• Taurus Raging Bull in 454 Casull rounds, stainless steel six-shot revolver with a ported 5-inch barrel valued at $1,000

• CZ Model 550 safari-grade, bolt-action rifle in 9.3-by-62mm, blued with walnut stocks and a Zeiss rifle scope with duplex reticle valued at $4,000

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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