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FBI Offers $5,000 Reward to Recover Stolen Weapons

FBI Charlotte August 16, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch (704) 672-6766

FBI weapons and other equipment were taken from an FBI agent’s vehicle parked in the SouthPark area of Charlotte between the evening hours of August 5, 2013, and the early morning hours of August 6, 2013. The agent is part of a special response team and must be ready to respond 24/7 and therefore is authorized to store weapons in his vehicle.

The items stolen include:

  • Colt M-16 equipped with a Streamlight TRL-2 and a vertical forward hand grip
  • Remington 870 shotgun with pistol grip
  • Night-vision equipment
  • Body armor: olive drab in color with FBI patches

The FBI continues to devote significant resources to locate these weapons and remove them from the possession of the untrained individual(s) who may have them. All law enforcement agencies have been made aware of the theft and are assisting the FBI as warranted. Anyone with information should call FBI Charlotte immediately at 704-672-6700 or Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. In addition to the FBI’s reward of up to $5,000, the person who provides information leading to the recovery of the weapons may also be eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward.

Below is a photo of a Colt M-16 and Remington 870 shotgun:

Stolen Colt M-16 and Remington 870 Shotgun