Handgun missing after bandits burglarize vehicles at Summerfield home

A Summerfield man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Sunday after discovering vehicles on his property had been burglarized and a handgun had been taken.

The deputy responded to a residence in the 14100 block of SE 59th Avenue and when he arrived, a man told him that his black 2007 Pontiac G6 GT had been burglarized between 2-4 a.m. He said no valuables had been taken from his car, but his brother’s vehicle also had been burglarized.

The man’s brother said his brown 2007 Ford F-150 pickup had been targeted during the same timeframe and a handgun was stolen from his center console. He said the weapon was silver with a black handle and added that nothing else of value was taken from his truck, a sheriff’s office report states.

The man told the deputy he thought the burglars also had attempted to break into a woman’s 2013 Hyundai Sonata that was parked on the same property. The deputy conducted a neighborhood canvas to check for other vehicles that had been burglarized but didn’t find any, the report says.