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Gun owner reports 17 firearms stolen, says police response slow

Matt Evans says his firearms were stolen (Photo: Matt Evans) Matt Evans says his firearms were stolen (Photo: Matt Evans)
Matt Evans says his firearms were stolen (Photo: Matt Evans) Matt Evans says his firearms were stolen (Photo: Matt Evans)
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

A month has passed since more than a dozen firearms were taken from Matt Evan’s home in west Mobile.

Related: Gun owner says 17 firearms missing, thinks police seem unconcerned

Several weeks after filing a report with the Mobile Police Department, Evans says he is still waiting for a callback. He says he has left a number of messages for the MPD detective assigned to the case.

A police information officer said the detective had a family emergency and another detective will pick up the slack.

Evans says a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent reached out after seeing our first story on the matter. 

“And he told me that he was not linked to the case,” Evans said. “And that he did not know who the detective was but it was his job and he saw that there were 17 guns out there on the streets so he wanted to see what he could do to help.”

Related: Update: Gun owner says 17 firearms missing, thinks police seem unconcerned

Evans says he shared serial numbers and photos with the ATF agent. We plan to reach out to the agent. A police source says that information was given to a detective on the case. MPD says the case is a priority.

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