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FBI and partners investigate theft of Humvee from Southern California military facility

A military Humvee worth approximately $120,000 was stolen Friday from a military facility in Bell, California. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., Friday morning, a military vehicle was stolen from the National Guard Armory in the city of Bell, California. The four-door High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle— commonly known as a Humvee — was up-armored, meaning it had been upgraded and is considered a combat vehicle.

The vehicle has four doors and is green camouflage in color. The bumper number is #40BSBHQ6; the Administrative # is WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; and the registration number is NZ311R. The Battalion number, 40TH BSB, can also be seen on the vehicle.

Photographs of the vehicle are being distributed publicly. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the vehicle or the person or group responsible for the theft is urged to call the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office at 310-477-6565.

A theft from a military facility—government property—violates federal law and carries a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Major Theft Task Force in Los Angeles, which includes FBI agents and Task Force officers with the Los Angeles Police Department. Assistance is being provided by the Bell Police Department; the California Highway Patrol; and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The California Army National Guard is supporting the investigation.

This article was released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.