Guns Stolen From UPS and Other Shipping Companies Are Turning Up at Crime Scenes
Posted On: Feb 12, 2018
BY BRIAN FRESKOS · @BRIANFRESKOS
Sometimes before authorities know they’re missing.
It was one of the biggest gun heists in recent memory: A band of thieves broke into several trailers parked at a UPS freight lot in Springfield, Missouri, and hauled away more than 650 firearms.
The highly orchestrated October break-in, which resulted in the indictment of five men on federal theft and gun charges, was not an isolated incident. Complete statistics are hard to come by, but government reports suggest thousands of firearms have vanished from interstate shipments over the past two decades. Many were later used to commit crimes.