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Handgun, Ammo Found In Ridgefield Clothing Bin

The Planet Aid clothing bin at 321 Broad Ave., Ridgefield.
The Planet Aid clothing bin at 321 Broad Ave., Ridgefield. Photo Credit: Googlemaps

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.

The H Mart in Ridgefield

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