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From thestar.com: Men charged in theft of 53 guns, including Uzi, from apartment

Posted by cgccanada on March 19, 2010

Thandiwe Vela Staff Reporter

A series of raids across the Greater Toronto Area has netted 11 of more than 50 guns stolen in a downtown apartment burglary in February, including an Uzi sub-machine gun.

Five men now face 546 charges in the break-and-enter investigation with police now appealing to the public for help recovering the remainder of 53 guns stolen from the Isabella St. apartment, near Yonge St. and Bloor St. E..

The Uzi, 50 handguns, and two shotguns were stolen from safes in the apartment sometime between Thursday, Feb. 18 and Sunday Feb. 21, said police.

On March 11, Toronto police officers along with the Gun and Gang Task force and Peel region police executed a series of search warrants seizing the Uzi, 10 handguns, and a pistol unrelated to the Isabella St. break-in.

Police say the guns were stolen from the fourth-floor apartment of lawyer and avid gun collector Calvin Martin while he was in hospital in February.

Officers seized about 170 firearms and some ammunition from his residence for safekeeping following the robbery.

At the time of the break-in, Supt. John Tanouye said all of the guns were legally owned and stored (emphasis mine)Read more

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