Hollywood Film Guns Stolen from Shop in Southeast Portland's Laurelhurst Neighborhood

Hollywood Film Guns Stolen from Shop in Southeast Portland's Laurelhurst Neighborhood

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July 24, 2012 18:50


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Today, Tuesday July 24, 2012, at 1:55 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of two guns stolen from Movie Madness, located at 4320 Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers contacted the shop owner who told police that a man came into the shop at approximately 1:15 p.m. and stole two guns used by actors John Wayne and William Holden.

The suspect was in the store for approximately 25 minutes before breaking into a locked display cabinet and stole the guns.

One gun is a Winchester rifle used by John Wayne in the 1962 film, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," and the other is a shotgun used by William Holden in the 1969 film, "The Wild Bunch."

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s to 40s, stocky build, no facial hair, bald, wearing a white t-shirt, shorts, a backpack, and riding a dark-colored mountain bike.

Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to collect fingerprints and look for other evidence.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau at CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.

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