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Shirley Man Charged For Stealing Military Humvee From Fort Devens

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON - A Shirley man was charged today with stealing a Humvee from Fort Devens.

Lowell A. Shorey, 26, was indicted with theft of government property.

The indictment alleges that on Oct. 16, 2013, Shorey stole a Humvee from Fort Devens. According to the affidavit, Shorey then attempted to sell the stolen military Humvee, which is worth $60,000, to an undercover police officer. After stealing the military vehicle, Shorey drove it out of the motor pool through a hole he cut in a fence. He then parked the vehicle in the woods near his Shirley home, which is in close proximity to Fort Devens. Additionally, Shorey told the undercover officer that we wanted to “boost” the other 12 Humvees at Fort Devens all in one day.

If convicted, Shorey faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and the Department of Defense’s Police Department at Fort Devens made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by David G. Tobin of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014