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Assault Rifle Stolen Out of Residence in Trenton

The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Trenton police responded to a call about a stolen assault rifle at about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 2000 block of Marian Drive.

A 50-year-old Trenton man told police his Armalite .40 caliber assault rifle and two magazines were stolen while he was at a doctor's appointment between 3 and 3:45 p.m.

The man said there was no forced entry and his residence was secure when he returned from the appointment. He told police he "believes it was an inside job by someone who has a key to his residence and knowledge of his daily routines," according to a Trenton police report.

Police requested a serial number for the weapon, but the man was unable to produce one at the time the incident was reported. The man told police he would contact them later when he retrieved the documentation from his sister's house where he stores most of his guns.

Contact editor Nate Stemen natestemen@patch.com for questions on police reports.

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Amy Lutz-Mathias January 07, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Don't think it was a good idea to let the thieves know that he was unable to produce a serial number. Some things are better left unsaid.
terencerhyne January 08, 2013 at 12:20 AM
I wonder were this weapon will end up hopefully it will be back to its owner before long.
Harry Glands January 08, 2013 at 05:24 AM
This story doesn't add up. First of all there is no such thing as a .40 caliber rifle, and most weapons classified as "assault rifles" are hardly that. Second, that was a quick doctor's appointment. He noticed it missing immediately when there was no sign of forced entry? I bet he has the gun hidden in his basement, reporting his rifle stolen out of fear that the government will take it from him.
Sandy January 08, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Did he have the gun locked up? If not, he should lose his gun rights. This is how the criminals are getting guns...irresponsible gun owners. He is not worthy of the priveledge.

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