JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A lockdown on a company of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was lifted Tuesday.
The lockdown was instituted last week after equipment belonging to a company within the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was discovered missing.
NBC sources said the equipment went missing sometime between Christmas and New Year's. Someone realized a lock had been changed in the weapons room, and no one had a key to it.
After breaking through the lock, JBLM officials tallied about $600,000 worth of missing weapon sights, night vision devices, optics and other items.
NBC sources said they do not believe the equipment was stolen for espionage, but rather to sell for profit.
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command has offerred a $10,000 reward for information about the case. Contact the CID at 253-967-3151 or Military Police at 253-967-7112.