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The Latest: ATF: Guns stolen in Tennessee found near Chicago

October 2, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on guns stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee and recovered near Chicago (all times local):

2 p.m.

Federal authorities say hundreds of guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says in court documents that most of the roughly 400 guns stolen from a UPS facility in Memphis were found Sunday afternoon in Midlothian, a Chicago suburb.

ATF says the guns were taken early Sunday by two men in a U-Haul truck. ATF spokesman Michael Knight said the truck was recovered along with the guns.

ATF said Tuesday two people have been charged in the theft, and one person has been arrested.

Knight said the estimate of 400 stolen firearms being shipped from a Ruger factory in North Carolina makes it one of the largest single gun thefts the ATF has investigated.

UPS said it’s cooperating with law enforcement.


This story has been corrected to show that court documents say the guns were found Sunday, not Tuesday.

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