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Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
This undated photo released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows what an example of an AK-74 assault rifle. A total of 26 of these rifles and a sniper rifle were stolen earlier this month from a Fort Irwin warehouse.

Weapons stolen from Fort Irwin warehouse

FROM STAFF REPORTS

7/29 5:00 p.m. — Further information about the possible location of the guns has been added.

FORT IRWIN • Officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information after 27 rifles were stolen from a Fort Irwin warehouse earlier this month.

According to a report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 26 AK-74 assault rifles and a Dragunov sniper rifle were stolen from the weapon storage area of a supply warehouse on Fort Irwin on the night of July 15.

ATF, Federal Bureau of Investigation and California Department of Justice officers conducted interviews with employees working in the storage warehouse and have recovered one of the weapons. Officers have made some arrests in the case, but did not release the names of the suspects.

Investigators have received information that some of the firearms could be in Fresno, according to the ATF.

Investigators are still seeking more information from the public on the case and are offering the $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the people responsible for the thefts.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the ATF Gun Hotline (800) 283-4867 or the Fort Irwin Criminal Investigation Command at (760) 380-5812.


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