A handgun and several rounds of ammunition were found tossed into a charity clothing bin in Ridgefield early Monday, authorities said.
An employee with Planet Aid summoned police to the H Mart shopping plaza on Broad Avenue just after 8 a.m., Police Chief Thomas J. Gallagher said.
While emptying the bin, the employee said, he found a black nylon carrying case that “felt unusually heavy for clothing or shoes,” Gallagher said. "So he opened it.”
Inside he found a Star Arms semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun, along with several rounds of ammunition, the chief said.
Police seized the weapon and ammo and were submitting the handgun for tracing.
The non-profit Planet Aid, established in 1997, collects and sells clothing and shoes to help people in the poorest parts of the world.
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