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Someone Stole a Humvee From the National Guard Armory and Dumped It in the River

In today’s “why in the world would anyone do that” news, someone stole a Humvee from an army base in Bell, California. The vehicle has been recovered after the thief dumped it in the river.
Humvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in California, recovered after the thief dumped it in the river 5 photos
Humvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in California, recovered after the thief dumped it in the riverHumvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in California, recovered after the thief dumped it in the riverHumvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in California, recovered after the thief dumped it in the riverHumvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in California, recovered after the thief dumped it in the river
To answer the question of why anyone would do that, the answer is obvious: money. CNN reports that the vehicle, which went missing last Friday, was worth around $120,000 due to upgrades and armoring, which also made it a combat vehicle. FBI Los Angeles broke the news of the theft, offering a description of the vehicle and asking anyone with information to come forward and be eligible for a $10,000 reward.

No word yet on whether anyone claimed the reward, but the good news is that the Humvee was recovered. It was found in the Los Angeles River, but the FBI didn’t say whether it had sustained any damage during the five days it went missing.

Having been stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell, California, it didn’t even travel that far. In fact, it was recovered miles away from the base.

The FBI notes that the search for the vehicle was a joint effort, in collaboration with the California Army Guard, the LAPD, and the California Highway Patrol. The tweet announcing the recovery of the vehicle doesn’t mention how someone could have walked into a military base and then drive off in one of their vehicle at 8 o’clock in the morning.

It does, however, say this: “We continue to seek information about the party responsible for the theft. Our investigation continues to identify person/group responsible.”

Whoever did this is in serious trouble, if it still needed saying. As per CNN, theft from a military facility is not your garden variety auto theft, carrying a penalty of 10 years behind bars in federal prison.







 
 
 
 
 

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