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UPDATE: Cedar Falls police locate car tied to gun store crash

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UPDATE:Cedar Falls police have located the vehicle they believe was used to crash into a gun store Tuesday evening. 

According to police, MR Guns in Cedar Falls was broken into around 10:30 Tuesday evening, when a car crashed into the front of the store. 

After an inventory Wednesday morning, owner of MR Guns Michael Rosteck says they don't believe any guns were taken. However, there is significant damage. 

"Well, between the outside, the overhead doors and security walls-probably $10-15,000 easily."

Rosteck says about 40 scopes were damaged, as well as display cases, and the check-out counter and register which all sit towards the front of the store. 

Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson says they've located the Toyota, which they believe was used to crash into the store. 

 "We just located the vehicle that we believe is involved," said Chief Olson. "Our investigators are looking at the car now just to confirm that it was involved in this incident." 

MR Guns mainly sells handguns and hunting guns.

"Most of the people that come in are just trying to protect their families," said Rosteck. "There's always a few rotten apples, but we haven't anything that we know of involved in a shooting."

Rosteck believes the motive may have been for one of two reasons. 

"They just want guns or they want to protest the school shootings-that would be about it," said Rosteck. "Otherwise, we have a lot of-pretty much happy customers all the time."

Rosteck says this comes just two weeks before they had plans to move into their new building, located at 2415 K Line. Dr. in Waterloo. 

KWWL asked police for the surveillance video inside MR Guns, but they declined to release the video at this time. 


Cedar Falls Police confirm they are investigating an incident at Mr. Guns.

Police Chief Jeff Olson says a car rammed into the building in Cedar Falls.

It's unclear if anything was stolen. Police say at this point, it doesn't appear so; they are still waiting for a completed inventory. 

The owner of Mr. Guns tells KWWL, the car crashed through the building, and into the showroom. 

Stay with KWWL for updates. 

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