Weapons Stolen from Stuttgart Area Military Base

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Weapons Stolen from Stuttgart Area Military Base

Boeblingen, Germany near Stuttgart –  Earlier in July, weapons and military equipment were stolen from a weapons room on the Panzer Kasarne base. The Army Criminal Investigative service is looking into whether their security fence was breached by an outside entity, or the weapons were stolen internally.

Panzer Kaserne, Germany is a United States Military base for elite units such as Navy Seals, Army Green Berets, MARFOREURAF (US Marines) and serves as their headquarters. It was once a German tank base, hence the name “Panzer Kaserne.”

Among the items taken were several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun, although officials have declined to give a full list.

“We are looking at all possibilities as the investigation continues, but at this point in the investigation it does not appear that an outside entity stole the firearms and equipment or breached the fence line, but we have not completely ruled it out.” Chris Grey, CID spokesman

Which means that they are looking heavily at an inside job. Under the heightened security recently, a fence breach would be unlikely, but still possible.


Panzer Kaserne military base in Germany

German police assisting

Stripes reported,

The military said the German police were assisting with the investigation at the Stuttgart base.

“German authorities were notified and are working with the Army on the investigation,” [Ray]Johnson [spokesman for Army’s Installation Management Command-Europe] said, adding that no further information would be released during the probe.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Stuttgart CID Office are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the recovery of the gear or information that aids in the prosecution of those involved in the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the local CID office, the military police or the German police. Or contact CID headquarters in Virginia at 1-844-276-9243 orArmy.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

Germany under fire

With several recent high profile attacks in Germany – from the mall shooting to a commuter train, to a suicide bombing in Ansbach – authorities are concerned over this theft.

The weapons would fetch a good price on the Black Market.

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