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WHEATFIELD – Police are investigating the possible theft of five handguns from a Nash Road home.

The homeowner told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that the five guns – two .380s, a .22- and .25-caliber, and a 7.62 mm – had been stored in plastic cases in an old filing cabinet in the basement and were seen last in October.

The guns were discovered missing in January but the incident wasn’t reported until Friday because the homeowner assumed the guns had been misplaced and launched a search, deputies said. The guns were valued at $1,250.