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Man Accused Of Stealing Weapons From Mercer Co. Firearms Business Arrested

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Mercer County man accused of stealing dozens of weapons from the firearms business where he worked is now facing multiple theft and weapons charges after his arrest earlier this month.

State police say a two-month investigation led to 40-year-old Enoch Blackburn of Grove City being taken into custody on Dec. 11.

Blackburn is facing charges of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of offensive weapons and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

According to state police, Blackburn is accused of stealing weapons, ammunition, money, military surplus items and other merchandise from Altra Firearms in Jackson Township.

State police say Blackburn was an employee of the business.

The alleged thefts happened over an 18 month period, investigators said.

When authorities served a search warrant at Blackburn’s home, state police say they seized approximately 70 firearms along with other items that matched the description of the merchandise stolen from the business.

State police say they also seized a Springfield M-14 rifle, which they believe is capable of firing in a fully automatic manner. The weapon’s serial number had been removed and a suspected silencer was also found, authorities say.

Blackburn was arraigned and then taken to the Mercer County Jail on $150,000 bond.

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