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Gun stolen from semi-pro team's locker room

The owner of a semi-professional football team says a player's handgun was among the items stolen from his team's locker room while a game was in progress at a field in New York's North Country.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The owner of a semi-professional football team says a player's handgun was among the items stolen from his team's locker room while a game was in progress at a field in New York's North Country.

Albany Metro Mallers owner Sal Iavarone of Clifton Park tells The Associated Press Monday that cash, cell phones and other personal items were stolen from 21 of his players and coaches during the first half of Saturday night's game against the Watertown Red and Black at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Iavarone says a player's registered handgun was also stolen.

The Albany team discovered the thefts at halftime. When the Mallers decided not to finish the game, which they led 13-7, both teams agreed to suspend the game. Albany and Watertown are in the nine-team Empire Football League.

Police say they're investigating.

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