Federal prosecutors say that a Connecticut truck driver secretly stashed extra cases of guns from the Springfield Smith & Wesson plant into his truck , in order to steal them and sell them on the streets.
On Wednesday, a grand jury in Bridgeport returned a seven-count indictment against Elliot Perez, 27, andMichael Murphy, 24, both of Bridgeport, for their alleged role in the theft of the 111 weapons from the gunmaker’s factory.
According to the indictment against them, on November 8, Perez had a scheduled delivery of guns to pick-up at Smith & Wesson in Springfield. He was supposed to pick up five boxes of firearms to bring back, but ended up taking an additional three. Driving back down to Connecticut, he allegedly stopped at his Bridgeport home and met with Murphy before bringing the truck to his company’s warehouse in Stratford, where he unloaded only the five that he was supposed to deliver.