Twenty-six AK-47 rifles and a Dragunov rifle were stolen from a supply warehouse at Fort Irwin, an Army base in California’s Mojave Desert, the LA Times reported.
Officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information about the plundering, which occurred July 15 but was only disclosed to the media late this week. An undisclosed number of arrests have been made, and one of the rifles has been recovered.
Investigators suspect that some of the stolen assault rifles could turn up in Fresno, California, according to UPI.
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- 27 rifles stolen from California military base (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- 27 Rifles Stolen from California Military Base (foxnews.com)
- Rifles Stolen: Reward Offered in Stolen Rifles From Ft. Irwin – ktla.com (xbradtc.wordpress.com)