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WEAPONS, AMMO FOUND IN SAVAN HOME

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July 25, 2001 – St. Thomas police officers have recovered a stash of unlicensed firearms and ammunition from an unoccupied Savan home. The discovery came Monday afternoon when officers responded to a possible burglary, according to Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty.
"There was an assortment of weapons and countless rounds of ammunition, a pile of possibly stolen jewelry and a bulletproof vest," Carty said Tuesday afternoon.
The weapons included a disassembled MAC 11 with extended ammunition magazines, a .357 magnum revolver and several speed loaders, assorted ammunition, a Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol, and several rounds of ammunition for an M-1S infantry rifle. The Glock pistol is similar to that used by police and law enforcement in the Virgin Islands.
Carty said an investigation is under way to determine where the weapons may have come from. As part of the probe, he said police must determine whether some of the recovered weapons and ammunition came from police storage.
Police were responding to a call advising that guns had been seen in an unoccupied house in Savan, according to Wednesday's Avis.
"It's a home where no one is living but people were checking from time to time," Carty told the Avis. Someone checking the house suspected a break-in, discovered a weapon in the utility room and called the police.
Police are trying to link the jewelry found in the house to recent burglaries, Carty said. Among the items found were a diamond ring and a gold brooch.

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