WW1-era machine gun stolen from roof of Long Island building
NEW YORK - An antique World War 1-era machine gun was stolen from the roof of a Bay Shore veterans’ organization building, Suffolk County police said.
The MG 08, which is inoperable, was stolen from the roof of the Bay Shore Marine Corps League Detachment, located at 2055 Sunrise Highway.
"It had to be more than one or two people to carry this off," group member Carmine Raineri says.
"I don't know what they can to do with it now. Can they repair it? I don't know," Raineri says.
Suffolk County officials say the item is valued at around $20,000.
The theft was reported Saturday. The Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.
An MG 08 machine gun similar to the one reported stolen in Bay Shore. (Suffolk County Police Department)
Anyone with information can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.