Police warn of car break-ins and stolen firearms

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A local police department is reminding the public of gun safety after noticing a rash of gun thefts.

The Franklin Police Department has noticed an increase in car break-ins with gun thefts in the past month.

Right now, the police have at least nine open investigations for stolen firearms.

Police say most of the cases have occurred in unlocked cars, but some of the cars were locked.

Gun safety and protecting your firearm should be a top priority, according to Franklin Police Officer Travis Frank.

So far, only one stolen firearm has been recovered.