According to a police press release, the VFW reported the guns missing at 9:40 a.m. Friday. They said that the rifles fell off of the back of atruck in the airea of Airline HIghway and Sheridan Road. Witnesses observed tow men in a different vehicle stop and pick the rifles up.
The guns are Springfield M-1 Garand .30 Caliber rifles (pictured on the left), which police say are only equipped to shoot blanks. They are primarily used for military funeral services.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Fruitport Township Police Department at (231) 865-8477 or Silent Observer at (231) 72-CRIME.