ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A person is accused of stealing quite a few containers of weapons and ammunition whereas working at a nationwide delivery firm in Minnesota, prosecutors stated Monday.

Jason Cikotte, of Isanti, Minnesota, is charged in federal courtroom with possession of stolen firearms. Authorities stated the thefts occurred over the course of virtually a yr on the XPO Logistics facility in Fridley, north of Minneapolis.

Cikotte, 31, appeared in courtroom final week and was launched on his promise to look at future proceedings. He’s scheduled for a preliminary listening to on Friday.

An affidavit stated that Cikotte labored in a single day as a weight inspector and had “little to no” supervision whereas at work, based on the corporate’s safety supervisor. He would additionally haven’t any motive to open the pallets of firearms as a part of his job, the supervisor stated.

The supervisor offered investigators with video proof allegedly exhibiting Cikotte eradicating containers of firearms from shrink-wrapped pallets, eradicating the firearms from the containers and carrying the firearms to his automobile.

A search of Cikotte’s home turned up about 40 weapons, tens of hundreds of rounds of ammunition and firearm components and equipment, authorities stated.

An e-mail despatched to Kirk Anderson, Cikotte’s legal professional, got here again with an out-of-office reply noting that he wouldn’t be obtainable till Thursday. A cellphone quantity for Cikotte couldn’t be discovered.


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