A UPS driver and his girlfriend have been placed under arrest for stealing and being in possession of guns the driver was supposed to deliver.
The investigation began on July 12 at Main Street Guns in Lilburn. City police were called in after an incomplete delivery of firearms showed up at their door with clear signs of theft.
The box that was delivered by UPS had what Lilburn police described as "obvious signs of having been opened and resealed."
When the box was opened, the business noted that nine of 10 guns were missing and were estimated to be about $5,000 in value.
"Recovering the guns is significant because stolen guns never turn up in the hands of law abiding citizens. They get bought and used by criminals," Lilburn Police Captain Thomas Bardugon said.