Homeless man finds 3 of 16 guns stolen from Army Reserve center in Bronx park: NYPD

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James Morales was arrested Wednesday in connection to the gun theft (Photo: Sommerville Police Department

James Morales was arrested Wednesday in connection to the gun theft (Photo: Sommerville Police Department

THE BRONX — A homeless man found three of the 16 guns that were stolen from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. on Friday, police confirmed.

The 51-year-old man was collecting cans at Mullaly Park across Yankee Stadium around 9 a.m. when he found a garbage bag that contained three guns inside. He contacted police and they came and recovered the guns.

Six M4 rifles and 10 Sig Sauer M11 handguns were reported stolen last Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

James Morales was arrested in Westbury on Wednesday in connection to the theft.

The FBI affidavit said Morales was tied to the theft through DNA evidence and through an electronic monitoring bracelet that he is wearing because he is out on bail on a child rape charge.

Morales is scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Thursday. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

The FBI has said that the theft is not terrorism related.