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High-powered firearms, ammunition reported stolen

A large cache of weapons was stolen from a Kingman home Monday. Illustrated above are examples of what the stolen weapons look like. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.

$2,500 reward offered for information

KINGMAN - Thieves made off with a large cache of high-powered weapons after burglarizing a northern Kingman home Monday and a reward of up to $2,500 is on the table for information leading to their arrest and conviction.

"They took numerous high-powered rifles and handguns," said the victim, who has not compiled a complete list of the guns that were stolen. What he did list was enough for criminals to start a small war.

They include an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and three AR-15 complete lowers (bodies without barrels), an AK-47 with two 75-round drums (one black and one olive green), and a Saiga-12 semiautomatic shotgun with 12- and 20-shell drums.

"That shotgun could destroy a car," said the victim.

Other weapons taken in the burglary were: a 10/22 Ruger rifle, a Mark II Ruger pistol with gold trigger, a Glock 17 pistol and a Glock 19 pistol.

Also stolen were about 1,000 .223-caliber rounds the AR-15 fires and an equal number of 9 mm rounds, 10 AR-15 magazines and two 33-round Glock 9 mm magazines.

The victim said he left home early Monday morning and found he had been burglarized when he returned several hours later.

He's disturbed his weapons are in the hands of criminals.

"I think, with all the gun controversy going on today, that we need to pass laws that give long prison sentences to people who steal guns," he said. "They shouldn't just be charged with possession of stolen property. It should be a special law for stolen guns."

Sheriff Tom Sheahan also is disturbed.

"Anytime weapons get into the hands of criminals, it's a very serious and dangerous situation for citizens and law enforcement officers that may come into contact with them," said Sheahan.

"MSR's (modern sporting rifles) such as the AR-15, due to the political climate, are very valuable and a prime target for thieves and burglars.They present a unique and dangerous challenge to law enforcement officers who have the obligation to track them down."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mohave County Sheriff's Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.


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