MURPHY (June 20, 2012) The investigation into the burglary of a cache of weapons from a storage facility in Murphy has been handed off to the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), according to Lt. Adana Barber, Murphy Police Department.
“Because of the nature of the burglary and the fact that the missing property is listed as high priority, the ATF has taken the lead in the investigation of the crime,” she said.
While the Murphy Police Department will be assisting and providing local expertise, the federal agency will be spearheading the investigation and information on the case will be available only through the ATF.
The break-in occurred sometime between June 9 and 14 at one of the storage sheds at the Store More Storage Facility, 231 W. FM 544 in Murphy. The missing property, believed stolen, included an unknown number of weapons including military style collectables and other automatic weapons.
“Evidence at the scene indicated a forced entry into the shed. The investigation is continuing, until further notice, under the control of the federal officers,” said Barber.