Five arrested in Pike County burglary bust

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BOWLING GREEN, MO (KTVI)-- Dozens of guns were taken off the street in a police bust.

Good old fashioned police work is credited with busting the burglary ring that the Pike County sheriff is calling a family affair.

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of possessions were taken, now much of it's been recovered.

Detectives showed some of the 37 stolen guns. Many of them are antique and worth a lot of money. They also recovered some of the ripped off jewelry as well as ammunition.

In jail is 48-year-old Sanford Laverne Kuntz, Jr. He's charged with five counts of receiving stolen property, 23-year-old Letitia Paige Kuntz charged with one count of receiving stolen property, 19-year-old Nicholas Robert Kuntz charged with one charge of burglary, 21-year-old Harley James Deweese also is charged with burglary and 36-year-old Teri Knapp is looking at ten counts including unlawful possession of a firearms and drug possession.

The sheriff says the five suspects are either related or know each other very well.

Detectives are still looking for some of the stolen loot.

One unique item recovered is called a bar stool racer sort of a go cart.