Vermont State Police troopers have returned to its rightful owner a shotgun stolen during a burglary in 1994 in the town of Albany.
Police say they learned Monday that a shotgun found to be in possession of a Swanton resident had been stolen during the burglary 26 years ago.
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Upon further investigation. it was determined that the resident was not involved in the burglary and had only recently taken possession of the gun.
The firearm, a Remington Shotgun, was returned to the owner on Thursday.
Also stolen in the original burglary were a television and video-cassette recorder, a second shotgun, a handgun and some baseball and football cards. The investigation into the original burglary is continuing.
The Associated Press contributed to this article