PHOENIX (AP) — Police say some homeowners in southwest Phoenix who were digging a hole for a tree in their backyard have found a duffel bag full of rusted rifles and handguns.
They say the homeowners were digging in the corner of their fenced backyard Sunday when their shovels hit something in the dirt.
After finding the bag, they called police and handed over the weapons.
Police said Tuesday that they are investigating to see if the guns were used in any crimes.
They say there's no information yet on how long the weapons might have been buried.
Homeowners in a valley home were digging a hole for a tree when they dug up more than they asked for! They found a duffle bag with rusted rifles and handguns inside. They called #PHXPD and gave them to detectives, who will investigate if these firearms were used in any crimes. pic.twitter.com/3EKouHHtpr— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) February 23, 2021