Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward In Machine Gun Heist, 23 Machine guns & Sniper Rifles Worth over $200,000 Stolen From Truck Parked in Front of Kildare's Pub

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward In Machine Gun Heist from truck in front of Kildare's Irish Pub, Monday.

December 22, 2008 – updated: 3:57 pm EST December 22, 2008 ....DRINKING IRISHMEN AND MACHINE GUNS DO NOT MIX.

PHILADELPHIA -- Mark W. Potter, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced Monday that ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of over 20 firearms. They were stolen from a Ford F-350 Pick up truck that was parked in the lot at the Kildaire's Irish Pub located at 826 West Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia, Pa.

Numerous machine guns and sniper rifles were stolen from a truck parked in a King of Prussia parking lot on Dec. 21. The firearms were stolen from the vehicle of a federally licensed gun dealer from the Pittsburgh area. The dealer had finished working a gun show at the Valley Forge Convention Center and had stopped for dinner (in Kildare's Irish Pub, a bar)) when the theft occurred. More than $200,000 worth of machine guns, sniper rifles and other weapons stolen from his pickup truck, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the Upper Merion Police Department at (610) 265-3232; the ATF said all calls will be kept confidential.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - December 21, 2008 (WPVI) -- On Sunday night, after the final night at the Valley Forge Gun Show that was taking place at the Valley Forge Convention Center, one of the people selling guns at the show went to Kildare's Irish Pub in King of Prussia. When he left the pub, he discovered that someone had broken into his vehicle. Approximately 23 machine guns and sniper rifles were stolen from his car. The Upper Merion police are searching for the people involved.

Bill Warner
private investigator
Sarasota Fl
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