facebook
twitter
search
search

Four Louisiana men arrested in theft of 63 rifles from warehouse

Oct. 24, 2013 at 7:50 AM

SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Louisiana said they arrested four men after 63 semiautomatic rifles were stolen from a shipping warehouse.

At least one of the suspects was employed at the warehouse, police said.

Officials at Con-way Freight in Shreveport told police one of five pallets of Colt AR-15s was missing two days after a shipment arrived Oct. 14, CNN reported Thursday.

After Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents questioned a security guard at the warehouse, the man was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm. Two other men were also arrested and charged with theft of a firearm at the time, though whether they were employed at the warehouse wasn't reported.

Officials searched the home of a fourth man and found a 65-inch television set allegedly stolen from the warehouse the same day as the guns, CNN said. The man's charges and whether he was employed at the warehouse weren't reported.

A statement from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department described the allegedly stolen guns as "black, 5.56 mm, semiautomatic with a law enforcement carbine and 16-inch barrel."

They are each valued at $800 and they may have been sold to unwitting buyers, investigators said.

The guns were en route from Hartford Conn., to a Shreveport-area gun distributor.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery
Russia investigates legality of 1991 recognition of Baltic independence
South Korea fires warning shots at boat from North
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria