Mass. Man Sentenced to 12 Months for Conspiring To Steal Firearms

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William Guerrero, 21, of Brighton, Massachusetts was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison today for conspiring to steal firearms from a New Hampshire Federal Firearm Licensee, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 23, 2022, Guerrero drove a stolen vehicle into the parking lot of Shooters Outpost, a Federal Firearm Licensee in Hooksett, New Hampshire.  Surveillance footage shows Guerrero and three other men attempting to get into the store by smashing a window by the rear door.  The previous day, using the same stolen vehicle, three of the four men attempted to gain access to three other Federal Firearm Licensees in New Hampshire.  Following his arrest, a search of Guerrero’s telephones revealed a conversation in which he and his co-conspirators discussed breaking into gun stores.

            “Those who conspire to come to New Hampshire to commit serious crimes such as these involving firearms, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “Stopping the flow of stolen firearms into our communities remains a priority for this office.”  

“When criminals break into licensed gun dealers, or even attempt to break into a licensed gun dealer, so that they can steal firearms, ATF will laser focus on these criminals to ensure that they are brought to justice. These stolen firearms are often used to fuel the gun violence in our communities and ATF, along with its partner agencies, will do whatever it takes to end the cycle of violence.”, said ATF Special Agent in Charge James Ferguson.

            The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Andover Police Department, the Brentwood Police Department, the Haverhill Police Department, the Lawrence Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, the Methuen Police Department, the Milford Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Salem (NH) Police Department, the Somersworth Police Department, the Saugus Police Department, the Wellesley Police Department, and the Windham Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anna Z. Krasinski and John J. Kennedy

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