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9 Of 16 Weapons Stolen From Worcester Armory Recovered

WORCESTER (CBS) -- More of the military weapons stolen from a Worcester armory have been recovered, authorities announced Monday.

"As of right now, five of the six M-4 assault rifles and four of the ten M-11 pistols (Sig Sauer, 9MM) are back in the hands of law enforcement," an FBI spokeswoman said in a statement.

The Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. (WBZ)

It's been more than a week since 16 guns were stolen from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. Former Army reservist James Walker Morales, 34, has been arrested and charged in connection to the Nov. 14 theft.

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James Morales mug shot from 2013. (Image credit Somerville police)

Over the weekend, police in New York said that a homeless person stumbled upon three of the missing guns in a duffel bag near Yankee Stadium and called 911. Officials have not yet said how the other six weapons were found.

"The FBI is working aggressively, along with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners across the region, to recover the remaining seven weapons," the spokeswoman said.

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Surveillance cameras caught a man suspected on stealing 16 guns from a Worcester Army Reserve Center. (Courtesy Photo)

Anyone who might know something about the location of the weapons should call the FBI at 1-617-742-5533.

Authorities have said they do not believe the weapons theft is linked to terrorism.

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