Is A Gun Safe The Key To Stolen Walmart Rifles?

(Memphis) An utter lack of security could be the reason nine guns, called ‘assault rifles’ by the Memphis Police Department, were stolen from a Walmart store.

The first theft happened January 27 when two rifles were stolen.

February 11, a total of six ‘assault’ rifles and a ,22 Long Rifle were taken.

According to a police report on the second theft, “…a gun safe was purchased before the weapons was stolen and the gun case keys were stuck to the back of the safe accidental. The keys have not been returned.”

That’s right, according to the police report, the keys to the store’s gun safe.

The theory by some is the keys were used to get the guns.

Stolen were:

Colt M4 Carbine (3)

DPM Panther Arms A-5

Sigsauer 522

Bushmaster XM15-e2s

Sigsauer Sigm400

Right now, guns and ammunition are off store shelves at the Walmart at 577 S. Germantown Parkway but can be bought after speaking with a manager.

Police believe at least four males and one female were involved in the two thefts.

It’s not clear why it took so long to know find out about the January 27 theft.


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