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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than 250 weapons were removed from a home in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section Tuesday after a burglary arrest led police to the residence.

Investigators removed over 200 rifles, assault weapons, machines guns and more than 50 hand guns from a row home on the 3600 block of Solly Avenue.

According to investigators, a burglary arrest prompted the trace of a stolen weapon, which led them to the Holmesburg residence.

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Police say all of the weapons seized at the home were legally registered to Joseph Kelly, a 78-year-old retired Philadelphia Police Officer and Korean War veteran, who recently passed away.

Investigators tell Eyewitness News they believe the home was burglarized at least once and that many weapons are still unaccounted for and were possibly stolen from the home.

All of the weapons have been taken to the Philadelphia Police Firearms Identification Unit to be examined more thoroughly.

This incident remains under investigation.

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