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Arrests in Fife gun theft

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Dec. 29, 2011 at 11:33 am with 7 Comments »
December 29, 2011 1:52 pm

Fife police have arrested two men suspected of stealing more than 40 guns from a Fife sporting goods store earlier this month.

Fife Police Commander Tim Floyd reports that the suspects were arrested after police served search warrants on two private residences and two vehicles over the past day and a half.

Police said one 21-year-old suspect will be charged in Pierce County court on Friday. The second man, age 32, is being held on unrelated warrants and remains under investigation.

So far, only three of the missing guns have been recovered, Floyd said.

“The next step is trying to collect more information from the suspects and some of material we gathered last night with service of the search warrants,” Floyd said.

“We’re hoping we can find several if not all of the missing weapons,” he added.

Floyd said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) assisted Fife Police throughout the investigation.

Two men – one of them in a Santa hat – broke into Sportco, 4602 20th St. E., on Dec. 17 and stole about $21,000 worth of merchandise in just minutes, police said.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    Hang them high. I don’t like morons giving the Anti-Gun zealots ammo.

  2. headshaker says:

    nice work, Fife police.

  3. mojjonation says:

    Sounds like they got to one and he rolled if he is being held on “unrelated warrants”.

  4. WALKINGTALL says:

    Waterboarding time!

  5. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    They were working for Holder and the DOJ. Agree with waterboarding them to get the truth.

  6. and which tribal agency do you have to thank for the tip that led to the suspects identity FPD? regardless, nice work putting it all together and getthing them quickly. most of the remaining guns will surface on our streetsone way or another.

  7. Great job LE. Keep up the good work, there are lots more in the bottom 10% of the gene pool that need to be taken off the street!!!

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