1 Suspect Found, 1 Still on the Run After Stealing 400 Guns from Storage Facility

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October 02, 2018Oct 02, 2018

Some disturbing news was reported out of Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 2. Around 400 guns were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility over the weekend. 

According to CNN, two men were responsible for stealing several hundred guns at the UPS facility on Sunday. They brought a U-Haul truck to the facility, broke in, and stole all of the weapons.

For the next two days, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as well as local officials were on the search for the two men. On Tuesday, the guns were recovered in Illinois. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, the ATF revealed that they had one of the suspects in custody, while they are still looking for the second. According to NBC News, the second suspect is 24-year-old Roland Jackson. They are offering up to $5,000 for any leads on the Chicago resident's whereabouts. 

Residents in the area said that the fact that these two men were easily able to break in and have access to all of those weapons caused major fear. 

Resident Julio Rodriguez said, "It's very scary, because we don't know what they might be able to do with that. It's sad,  man. But I feel like there has to be more security, you know?"

Officials are requesting that anyone with information contacts ATF at 1-800-283-4867 or the Memphis Police Department at 901-528-2274. 

Thankfully, the weapons were recovered by authorities. Still, it is concerning that the theft occurred in the first place. We will continue to update as more information is made available. In other recent news, the Democrats just stooped to a new low with their attack on Kavanaugh's daughter