VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – More than two dozen illegally-possessed weapons were seized near the Oceanfront over the July 4 weekend, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.
According to a tweet from Captain Harry McBrien, “A violent felon had ammunition that would pierce soft body armor. 2 of the weapons had 50 and 60 round magazines.”
Fireworks will go off tonight, but not 15 illegally possessed weapons. They were taken off the oceanfront this weekend by @VBPD. A violent felon had ammunition that would pierce soft body armor. 2 of the weapons had 50 and 60 round magazines. Some of the weapons pictured below. pic.twitter.com/P59fCNdDxC— Captain Harry McBrien (@HIMcBrien_VBPD) July 4, 2022
The incidents in the tweet from Captain McBrien were from numerous encounters with citizens over the holiday weekend. The investigations into the weapons are ongoing due to their recent recovery.
He initially said 15 weapons were seized, but in an update on Thursday, he said a total of 26 weapons were taken off streets at the Oceanfront between July 1-5.
Update: a total of 26 weapons taken off the oceanfront from July 1st thru July 5th. More are pictured below. Incredible work by @VBPD and @VBSO to ensure a safe 4th of July weekend. #DisruptingTheShootingCycle https://t.co/pjtshRy1M3 pic.twitter.com/KMI3WFaJeO— Captain Harry McBrien (@HIMcBrien_VBPD) July 7, 2022