On June 18, 2012 the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a burglary at a residence on Bessie St. in Patterson, LA. The victim, a collector, returned from out of town to discover that his home had been burglarized.
Numerous items were missing including over three dozen rare and antique guns some of which date back as far as the Civil War Era. Among the stolen firearms are 6 World War I Era Lugers and 8 Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolvers.
Pictures of what these two types of guns look like are attached. Anyone who may have seen these rare guns or anyone who may have information on the crime that occurred between June 14 and 18, 2012 may contact the SMPSO Detectives Division at 985-384-1622.