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State Police seek look for suspect(s) in gun theft

FRANKLIN

The Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying possible white male suspect(s) that were possibly involved in the theft of a firearm.

Virginia State Police are seeking the identity and whereabouts of this man who is a suspect in the theft of firearms in 2018. — Courtesy | Virginia State Police

According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the VSP, on Feb. 4, 2018, Virginia State Police Master Trooper C. Lans was called to the Virginia Beach Convention Center that was hosting a gun show. A local vendor had several antique firearms displayed at his table. After attending to some previous customers, the owner noticed one of his firearms was stolen from the table, a World War II carbine, single bolt rifle.

On review of surveillance videos, an elderly white male was seen on video removing the firearm from the table while being assisted by another tall white male.

“The trooper assigned to this gun case has been working on identifying this suspect since 2018,” Anaya said. “He is [now] asking the public to see if anyone recognizes [the suspect].”

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call Master Trooper C. Lans at 621-3732.