ex-cop robs bank with department issue M-16


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TearsOfRage
August 15, 2003, 10:27 PM
Before some of you jump to conclusions:

Neither the state nor local cops here have any problem with civilian owned machine guns. There are two class III dealers here, we have machinegun shoots etc. and its all good.

The police gun was an m-16 (reporters around here know their guns). I don't mind the cops here having mgs. There's not that much crime around here, but there is a heck of a lot of civilian firepower.


http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=24992

Ex-policeman faces federal charges for city armed robbery

A two-count federal indictment was returned yesterday against a former Manchester police officer, charging him with using a machine gun to rob Fleet Bank on Brown Avenue.

U.S. Attorney Tom Colantuono announced that a grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Concord yesterday returned the indictment against Gary Sahlin, 26, of Pompano Beach, Fla.

Sahlin is charged with armed bank robbery and using a 5.56- caliber machine gun to rob the bank.

He will be arraigned on the indictment at 3 p.m. today before Magistrate Judge James Muirhead in federal court.

Sahlin is charged with the Aug. 6 robbery of Fleet Bank, 2626 Brown Ave., Manchester, in which $24,000 was taken.

Authorities said Sahlin stole a police cruiser from the downtown station, parked it behind Beijing Cuisine, next to the bank, and used the department-issued machine gun, which was in the trunk, to rob the bank.

Sahlin then allegedly drove to the police station and parked the cruiser outside it. He then went to a downtown hotel room, packaged up the cash and mailed it at the post office on Goffe’s Falls Road on his way to Manchester Airport, where he caught a flight to Florida.

Police said they identified Sahlin as the suspected bank robber within 24 hours of the heist and had him in custody within 32 hours.

Sahlin was a Manchester police dispatcher before joining the department in July 2000. His employment was terminated in December 2002, after he was charged with assaulting his wife the previous month.

The assault and other charges, however, were ultimately dropped after Sahlin pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct as part of a plea agreement.

The bank robbery was investigated by offices of the FBI in Bedford and Miami, Manchester police, the U.S. Postal Service and the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department.

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4v50 Gary
August 15, 2003, 10:42 PM
Loser needed to get a new life and sure went about getting one. Bank robbery doesn't yield much $. Better to be white collar, like Enron.

Zach S
August 15, 2003, 10:43 PM
There's not that much crime around here, but there is a heck of a lot of civilian firepower. Makes sense.

Coronach
August 15, 2003, 10:47 PM
Well, its obvious why he's a former cop.

Loser.

Mike

Standing Wolf
August 15, 2003, 11:45 PM
He seems to have planned everything but being recognized.

Hkmp5sd
August 16, 2003, 12:46 AM
And we once again have absolute proof the '34 NFA, '68 CGA, '86 FOPA and '94 AW ban do not and will not prevent a person that desires to break the law from getting any firearm they desire.

jizzacked
August 16, 2003, 02:21 AM
this is right in my neighborhood, unbelievable. well, not unbelievable... but pretty despicable. I had not heard a word about this until now.

dinosaur
August 16, 2003, 06:29 AM
"Lemme see, I`ll steal a police car from where I used to work, use a dep`t issued AR and rob a bank in the town I used to work. No One Will Ever Know!" Mwahahahah! This guy needs some serious mind altering drugs. :cuss:

Byron Quick
August 16, 2003, 07:57 AM
Besides his lack of personal integrity...he's stupid.

Zedicus
August 16, 2003, 09:42 AM
Hkmp5sd: And we once again have absolute proof the '34 NFA, '68 CGA, '86 FOPA and '94 AW ban do not and will not prevent a person that desires to break the law from getting any firearm they desire.
Just more dirt in the graves of the '34 NFA, '68 CGA, '86 FOPA and '94 AW Ban IMHO....

All those suceed in doing is restricting 2A rights and costing people who buy/own class III fireams extra taxes due to the restrictions...:barf:

Mark Tyson
August 16, 2003, 09:46 AM
There's all kinds of stolen military weapons on the street. I knew a guy in army CID once. He told me some horror stories about whole arms rooms being emptied. Gun control stops nothing.

Coronach
August 16, 2003, 12:01 PM
This guy needs some serious mind altering drugs.That actually might be the problem, Dinosaur. ;)

Mike

Byron Quick
August 16, 2003, 12:11 PM
Don't think so, Coronach.


Now if he'd done it naked...yeah.:D

Skunkabilly
August 16, 2003, 06:14 PM
Dork! :p

Only cops should have guns! Because they have training!!!! :rolleyes:

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