Boxes of ammo stolen by Detroit car thieves

Boxes of ammo stolen by Detroit car thieves

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Brandon James was in for quite a shock Tuesday night. He says he went to bring in the garbage bins when he realized his daughter's car, just recently driven in from Colorado for Thanksgiving, had been stolen - right out of their Ridgewood Street driveway on Detroit's west side.

Inside the 2013 Nissan Ultima was one thousand rounds of exploding ammunition. Both his daughter and her husband work for Air Force military police, and told police they drove in the boxes of ammo to do some training while they were in town.

Police treated this incident as a high priority; the massive amounts of explosive ammunition is said to be armor piercing. In a matter of hours police located the vehicle only three blocks away, but it was up on blocks. The wheels and rims were gone - and so was all of the ammunition.

It's believed the suspects broke in through the car's window, shifted the car into neutral and pushed it three blocks away to strip it in front of an abandoned house.

The car has been impounded and is being processed for evidence. The ATF is now involved as investigators search for the suspects and all of that ammunition.

"I don't want this turned into the fact that anything was done wrong; nothing was done wrong. Everything was legal and someone came on my property and stole their vehicle," James tells Fox 2's Taryn Asher.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from James in Asher's report

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