Two Trumbull County men have been indicted for stealing an Army Humvee from the Stow Armory back in March, according to David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.
They say Austin Bollinger, 22, of Brookfield, and Daniel Thompson, 22, of Girard, were indicted on one count each of theft of government property and receiving stolen government property.
Bollinger stole a High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle Model M1165A1 from government property on March 18, according to the indictment.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Humvee was stolen between March 17 and 18 from the Ohio National Guard Armory. The suspects cut through a chain-link fence and made entry into the secured area where the Humvee was stored.
According to OSHP, the Humvee was locked at the time of the theft, but the suspects disabled the locking mechanism and drove the vehicle off the premises. A search warrant was executed at a vacant residence in Brookfield, Ohio, and led to the discovery of the Humvee in the garage. It was partly disassembled at the time of recovery.
(The Humvee pictured above is similar to the one stolen. The photo, obtained from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, was circulated by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's office right after the theft.)
From March 19 to March 24, 2017, Bollinger and Thompson retained and concealed the stolen Humvee, with the intent to convert the vehicle for Bollinger’s own use, according to the indictment.
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