So far this year, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has seized 1,230 guns related to criminal investigations — an 11% increase over the same time last year.
May was the busiest month, with 413 firearms seized, the most in a month going back at least seven years.
CMPD called the seizures “instrumental in preventing violent crime.”
Here are two examples:
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How they caught him: The backpack’s lawful owner told police about a GPS tracking device inside the stolen backpack.