Assault Rifles Stolen From Massachusetts Armory
BOSTON — The U.S. Army Reserve armory in Worcester, Massachusetts, was broken into Saturday night and more than a dozen guns were stolen, a law enforcement source told The Daily Beast.
Six M4 assault rifles, 10 pistols, and several long guns were taken from the armory, according to the source. The break-in was discovered Sunday morning. The armory’s alarms did not go off, according to the source, who added they may have been disabled due to continuing construction.
An undentified suspect was caught on video surveillance.
According to WBZ-TV, the man has light skin, a stocky frame, and wore a white T-shirt and a dark vest. He was driving a dark BMW hatchback. The robbery took place between 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.
An employee who called the robbery reported there was smoke in the building too, according to WBZ.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the break-in and says the weapons have been entered into a national database.
Occuring 24 hours after the Paris terrorist attacks, which also used assault rifles, there was understandable worry terrorists might be involved, but the FBI says there is no evidence of a nexus to terrorism.
“There is no indication that these missing weapons are connected to any kind of terrorism threat whatsoever. Nevertheless, every effort will be made to recover these weapons immediately,” FBI spokesperson Kristen Setera told The Daily Beast in a statement.