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Published: Saturday, 5/5/2007

Sketch of suspect linked to stolen guns released

A sketch of the man suspected of trying to sell a stolen M-60 machine gun last week on North Holland-Sylvania Road was released yesterday by the Lucas County Sheriff's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The white male suspect, who is pictured wearing a baseball cap backward, was described as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 210 pounds with a muscular build.

Authorities had the sketch made on Monday after the gun, which is valued at $45,000, was found last Saturday evening in a trash bin in the 2100 block of North Holland-Sylvania Road.

The machine gun as well as a 9mm Uzi with a silencer, both with ammunition, were stolen March 27 from an apartment at Country Trace Apartments, 1935 Country Trace Pl., Springfield Township.

The apartment resident returned home to find the back door kicked in, a gun safe in a spare bedroom pried open, and the guns missing.

The weapons and related items are legal and were for collecting and investment purposes, according to a federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives stamp, authorities said.

The apartment is one mile from where the M-60 was found. The Uzi is still missing.

Authorities have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of the weapons.

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