Authorities have broken up an illegal gun trafficking network where guns were stolen from homes in the Philadelphia suburbs and sold on the streets of Philadelphia and Norristown.
Seven people (one from Philadelphia, six from the suburbs) have been charged in connection with more than 40 burglaries in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties. Prosecutors say that over the span of about eight months the gang stole cash, jewelry, electronics — and more than 50 handguns and long guns which were then sold on the streets.
Several of the guns were confiscated from a house on Franklin Street in Philadelphia, but prosecutors say more than 30 handguns are still out there. Police found out about the break-ins after one of the suspects bragged to friends that he was part of a burglary ring.
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