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05/27/2014 09:57 EDT | Updated 07/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Security system scrutinized after 20 guns stolen from Calgary business

CALGARY - A total of 20 firearms have been stolen in two break-ins at a southeast Calgary gun range and gun shop.

Police say the first theft from The Shooting Edge happened just after midnight on May 11 when a display case was smashed with a baseball bat to gain access to several guns.

The second occurred Monday morning when the front window of the shooting range was smashed to get at some weapons.

Police acting Staff Sgt. Mark Rahn says the store has an older security system that apparently wasn't working.

Rahn says the failure raises a lot of questions about the security of the business.

The shop's owner is looking into the alarm problem and police have released photos of a man from the first theft in the hope it will generate leads. (CHQR)