US military investigates weapons theft at base in Germany

BERLIN (AP) " U.S. military authorities are investigating the theft of several weapons from an Army arms room at a base in Germany.

Chris Grey, spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Virginia, said in an emailed statement Friday that the items stolen at the facility in Stuttgart included several semi-automatic pistols, a small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun.

He says "it does not appear that an outside entity stole the firearms and equipment or breached the fence line," although that hasn't been entirely ruled out.

Military officials didn't immediately specify when the theft occurred.

U.S. military investigators are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the weapons' recovery or the prosecution of whoever was responsible.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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