World War II rifle stolen from Virginia Beach gun show, police search for suspect

Posted at 4:22 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:22:13-05

Photo provided by VSP

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect that was possibly involved in the theft of a firearm.

On February 4, 2018, Virginia State Police Master Trooper C. Lans was called to the Virginia Beach Convention Center that was hosting a gun show.

A local vendor had several antique firearms displayed at his table. After helping customers, the owner noticed one of his firearms was missing from the table. It was a World War II carbine, single bolt rifle, he said.

Upon review of surveillance videos, a white male was seen on video removing the firearm from the table while being assisted by another tall white male, according to VSP.

Police are looking for the male suspect in the picture provided and are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person.

Anyone with information on the subject is asked to call Master Trooper C. Lans at 757-621-3732.