BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR)-- A major weapons theft happened in the Metro East but this time it was bows and arrows stolen.
One of the metro area's most popular archery centers, Town Hall Archery located outside of Belleville, was burglarized overnight.
Between $40,000 and $50,000 worth of high- tech bows, crossbows and hunting arrow tips were stolen.
The archery equipment is of interest only to people who hunt with bows and to archery enthusiasts.
So store owners wonder whether the thieves will ever be able to sell what they have stolen.
Owners and police say anyone who notices brand-new bows or archery equipment on sale online or from an individual at a deep discount is urged to call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.