Here’s the full text of a statement issued by the Lowell Police Department regarding the 40 guns that were recently stolen from a residence in the Acre:
An intense and comprehensive investigation into the theft of numerous firearms from a residence on Dublin Street is currently under way. The LPD is working with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Massachusetts State Police. LPD officers responded to the address yesterday afternoon. The owner of the property, who is legally licensed to posses firearms in Massachusetts discovered that the cellar of his home had been broken into and that his secure vault in the cellar area had been compromised. Missing from that vault were approximately 40 guns.
Many of these weapons were handguns of various calibers and others were rifles. It appears now that most were registered to the home owner. An inventoried list of all known weapons has been provided to all Federal, State and Local Police. For the integrity of this investigation the exact type of weapons and their descriptions cannot be released to the public at this time. The LPD is reviewing all aspects of State and Federal gun laws to determine if there are any violations. The gun owners Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm was immediately revoked by Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee.
Lowell Police are requesting the public’s help in this matter. It is imperative for the safety of the community. If anyone with any information about the theft or location of these weapons are asked to please to contact us immediately.
Superintendent of the Police Kenneth Lavallee stated “the potential of these firearms being on the streets of the City is disconcerting. The public’s assistance will be paramount to locating and recovering these firearms.”