Salisbury: Burglar Scores a AK-47, Taurus Revolver, and a Mossberg Shotgun in Grove Street Forcible Entry Friday

Posted on May 20, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ Firearms collectors and weapons dealers are popular targets for break-ins around Salisbury.  This is one of the many ways criminals most often obtain guns.

According to Salisbury Police sources Phillip Allison Michael, 56, of 405 Grove Street was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” sometime Friday when a burglar forced open a door of Michael’s home and moved on his firearms cache. The stranger helped himself to a MAK-90/AK-47 (valued at $500), a Taurus revolver (valued at $300), and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun (valued at $300).  The total value of the stolen firearms was set at $1,050.  The crime was reported to 911 Dispatch at 6:15 p.m. and brought officers to the home.

At this time no suspects have been named.  It is always of grave concern to law enforcement everywhere when firearms are stolen especially an AK-47.

Top of the SPD Incident Report for the burglary-forcible entry at 405 Grove Street:

Manifest of stolen property from 405 Grove Street from the SPD Incident Report:

405 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC:

Location 405 Grove Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime is urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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