VB Police: 26 illegally-possessed weapons seized at Oceanfront over weekend

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 19:46:27-04

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.”

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.