Guns stolen from Memphis UPS facility were found en route to Chicago.
Authorities say they are still looking for 24-year-old Roland Jackson of Chicago and are offering up a $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Hundreds of stolen guns have been found en route to Chicago after the firearms went missing Sunday from a United Parcel Service facility in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said Tuesday.
Police in Midlothian, Illinois recovered the guns that were reported missing on Sunday when two people driving a U-Haul truck stole the weapons from a UPS facility, said Ronnie Dahl, Chicago Public Information Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Two suspects connected to the robberies were charged, with one currently in custody. But authorities say they are still looking for 24-year-old Roland Jackson of Chicago and are offering up a $5,000 for information leading to an arrest, according to a statement issued by the ATF Chicago division.
UPS spokesperson Glenn Zaccara said the company is cooperating with law enforcement and will “make no further comments while their investigation is underway.”
Following the incident Sunday night, the ATF said the estimated 400 guns that went missing was one of the largest single gun thefts the agency has investigated, according to bureau spokesman Michael Knight.
ATF agents and the Memphis Police Department had been reviewing manifests and bills following the theft to determine where the guns were shipped from and where they were going.