ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two men suspected of stealing 36 guns from an east Anchorage shop will be prosecuted in federal court.
Thirty-one-year-old Seth Kaufman and 27-year-old Christopher Kratsas-Derr are charged with theft of firearms from a licensed dealer. Kaufman is also charged with possessing stolen firearms.
They were scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.
Kaufman’s attorney could not be reached immediately and an attorney for Kratsas-Derr is not listed in online documents.
Prosecutors say the men shortly before 7 a.m. Sept. 7 backed up a pickup to EDC Alaska, broke into the shop and left with three dozen guns.
Police acting on a tip found Kaufman at a motel. He fled from a second-story room but was apprehended. Police found several stolen guns in the room.
Most of the stolen guns have not been recovered.