NC SWAT robbed in Memphis.
This is a discussion on NC SWAT robbed in Memphis. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Memphis police were looking Monday night for the thieves who stole seven weapons from a North Carolina SWAT team van parked in South Memphis.
April 24th, 2007 11:13 PM
NC SWAT robbed in Memphis.
Memphis police were looking Monday night for the thieves who stole seven weapons from a North Carolina SWAT team van parked in South Memphis.
Members of the SWAT team based in Raleigh, N.C., were eating at Interstate Bar-B-Que, 2265 S. Third, about 3:30 p.m. Monday when they realized their van had been broken into, said Lt. Jerry Gwyn of Memphis felony response.
Taken were three machine guns, two semi-automatic handguns, and two 12-gauge shot guns, Gwyn said.
The officers, who were traveling from Raleigh to Little Rock for training, noticed two thieves driving away in a burgundy Ford Expedition, Gwyn said. A video surveillance camera also caught the thieves in action.
"We’re concerned with getting these guns off the street," Gwyn said. "We have a lot of folks working on it right now."
The theft was reminiscent of a heist in 1997, when thieves stole a Little Rock FBI team’s Suburban. Inside the SUV were grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, submachine guns and other potent weapons, which were found after an intense three-day search.
April 24th, 2007 11:16 PM
Hadn't heard about this one yet. Going to have to harass a couple of my cop buddies.
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April 24th, 2007 11:18 PM
Let's hope the weapons are recovered unused and that the thieves get a very long sentence. (If they are caught, I suspect they might.)
April 24th, 2007 11:21 PM
Oh boy. All I gots to say is- Squirrels! What a bunch of squirrels.
April 24th, 2007 11:49 PM
Do SWAT teams call 911 when someone steals their guns?
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April 24th, 2007 11:55 PM
I cannot imagine the cojones that those thieves had, Memphis eh?
I hope that this ends safely.
April 24th, 2007 11:57 PM
All I can think is - heads will roll!!!!
Damn that's embarrassing to put things mildly. Just hope that cache is quickly recovered.
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April 25th, 2007 01:08 AM
You know... I had pretty much the same thought run through my head.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
April 25th, 2007 03:00 AM
Since I live here and work at a local TV news station I'll give you a little update.
One of the guns has been recovered in an apartment in North Memphis. They are not saying if it is a handgun or long gun.
April 25th, 2007 03:15 AM
"How could this happen??? We locked the doors!!!"
Does common sense not dictate that when you are transporting FA firearms, that someone be in the vehicle at all times??? In a perfect world it would be of no consequence, but the world ain't perfect, and they just opened their department up to a huge potential lawsuit.
Guns are guns, but, dang... a little extra care is in order, I would think.
April 25th, 2007 03:47 AM
MMMMMMMM INTERSTATE BAR B QUE MMMMMMMMMM well they may not be quick to lock their van up tight but atleast they have good taste in food LOL
April 25th, 2007 10:23 AM
Keep your left up. Goes for law enforcement as well. More, as they've got more of what criminals want.
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April 25th, 2007 11:17 AM
If the gun banners get there way, this will happen a lot more, IMHO.
I wouldn't want to be a cop in post ban society, excuse me Mr. officer, while he gets capped from behind. Now one gun is two, and so on, and so on. But then I have been known to be a pessimist.
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April 25th, 2007 04:10 PM
Ehhh, I hadnt thought about it that way. Thanks... I guess.
Originally Posted by 4my son
April 25th, 2007 04:43 PM
Complacency. It can happen to anyone so we all must be on guard against it 24/7.
It was a bonehead move but I feel sorry for the officers involved.
One screw up can ruin an otherwise exemplary career. Hope they get the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
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