- CBS Los Angeles

Someone stole a battle-ready Humvee from a US Military base

The brazen thief is yet to be identified

11w ago

Stealing is never a good idea. Not only is it stupid, but it carries pretty big repercussions when you get caught. So, I can't work out what kind of person decides to not only steal, but from the US military of all people!

Well, that's exactly what has happened, as a battle-ready Humvee, valued at an impressive $120,000 was stolen from a National Guard Armory base in Bell, California. The vehicle had typical military upgrades such as additional armour and other technologies, and was considered 'battle-ready' by the state.

Thankfully, the vehicle has now been recovered after the FBI put out a plea on Twitter for any public tips, knowledge or help that would lead them to the missing vehicle. The news neglected to say whether any other weaponry was stolen at the time of the theft, so let's just hope that no news is good news in this instance.

Despite the vehicle being recovered, however, there is still no news on the suspect. Therefore, there is now a reward of $10,000 for anyone with information that leads to an arrest. That's a pretty big reward - clearly, the US Military isn't to be messed with (though really, that shouldn't need to be said!)

Twitter: FBI Los Angeles

Twitter: FBI Los Angeles

Should the guilty person be found, they face a maximum of 10 years in federal prison. While that's certainly a long time, that seems a little brazen for theft from a military base, which takes some serious bravery (and stupidity in this case.)

Whatever happens, at least the vehicle was recovered, and hopefully, the base learned a thing or two about its security!

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Comments (14)

  • Damn! They’re on to me!

      2 months ago
  • It was Carl Johnson (CJ) probably

      2 months ago
  • perhaps he loved gta a lot

      2 months ago
  • On this episode of Mythbusters:

    Can you steal a Humvee from an active military base without getting turned into swiss cheese?

      2 months ago
  • A little parental discipline goes a long way.

      2 months ago