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Fed: Two men stole more than 70 guns from Ohio, NKY stores

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 09:31:14-05

CINCINNATI -- Two men are accused of stealing more than 70 guns from stores in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, according to a news release from the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

A federal grand jury indicted Ronquieze Head, 35, and Seronte Newby, 29, both from Cincinnati, on conspiracy to commit theft and theft from a federal firearms licensee. Head faces an additional charge of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Each crime carries a maximum 10-year sentence.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman said, in the indictment, that Newby stole 20 firearms from from a Sharonville gun store on July 2. Then, both men stole 22 guns from a store in Florence on July 8. On July 16, both men stole 32 guns total from a Springboro store.

Anyone having information about these burglaries or the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). Individuals may also email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website, or by visiting reportit.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.