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Roxbury man’s shotgun and pistol are overlooked by thieves — but confiscated by police

Police seized two improperly stored guns from a Roxbury man’s home after he reported the theft of an AR-15 rifle, a TV, an Xbox, a Playstation, several video games, and a camera.

At 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Police responded to a breaking and entering call on Intervale Street and spoke to a man who reported that he had come home to find the front door unlocked and the items missing from his room, a police statement said.

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He told police that handgun he kept in a bedside table and a shotgun he kept under a mattress were not stolen. Even though the man had a valid gun license, police seized the Beretta FS92 pistol and Mossberg 500 shotgun because they were improperly stored.

The man is not facing charges. Police said they are still investigating the case.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
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