NJ Man Suspected of Using Amtrak to Transport Guns

Police suspect Leo Robinson was transporting the guns from Savannah, Ga.

Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:27 AM EDT
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A New Jersey man suspected of using Amtrak trains to transport illegal guns was arrested Friday, police said.

Leo Robinson, 40, of Newark, was stopped outside of Newark Penn Station by troopers with the state's Weapons Trafficking Bureau working with Amtrak police. He was found to be carrying three handguns, authorities said.

Police suspect Robinson was transporting the guns from Savannah, Ga. The serial number on one of the guns had been defaced, and another was reported stolen in Savannah, police said.

Robinson, who had several outstanding criminal warrants, was also carrying five pistol magazines with numerous rounds of ammunition, police said.

He has been charged with unlawful possession of weapons, possession of weapons by a convicted felon, unlawful transportation of firearms, and other weapon related offenses.

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