Authorities in Montrose are asking for the public's help in solving a crime on Christmas Eve.

While many folks were getting ready to open presents on Christmas Eve, somebody was opening something that didn't belong to him - a pawn shop. Perhaps you can help authorities in Montrose solve this crime.

Pawn Shop Break-In

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According to the Montrose County Sheriff's  Office, a male subject broke into Charlie Golf One Pawn and Gun on Main Street in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. The man forcibly damaged protective containers and stole several handguns before taking off.

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Can You Identify the Man In the Photos?

If you can identify the man in the photo or have information about the crime, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 970-249-8500. You can also use the free mobile app P3Tips, or you can provide information at P3tips.com. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward. You can get more information on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page.

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One-Man Burglary

It appears from the photos the man acted alone, although we can't be sure he didn't have a colleague waiting outside in a getaway vehicle. It would seem there is nobody else in the store besides this one individual.

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Appears Guilty, But Presumed Innocent

Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers does remind us that "persons of interest" that are portrayed - even though there may be photos that appear to show the suspect in the middle of committing a crime - are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Remember, you can always provide tips anonymously with Crime Stoppers.

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