CHICAGO (CBS) — A 43-year-old Riverdale man accused of stealing more than 100 guns from a train car in a South Side railyard has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say about 111 guns were stolen out of a train car parked overnight in a railyard in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood in April 2015. The firearms were being shipped cross-country to Washington state.READ MORE: Private Insurance Now Covers At-Home COVID-19 Testing
Andrew Shelton pleaded guilty earlier this year to illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, after admitting he and seven others stole the guns while hunting for designer shoes, leather clothes or other goods on the train.READ MORE: Woman Struck and Killed While Entering Vehicle In West Garfield Park
Prosecutors said Shelton sold 13 guns right off the bat on the black market.
A federal judge sentenced Shelton to 10 years in prison on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Crime Stoppers Offers $1,000 Reward For Information In Hit And Run In Austin
Federal authorities have said only 19 of the 111 guns have been recovered, some from the scenes of other crimes.