.9mm is an extremely small caliber. Smaller than the average pencil tip in fact. But that doesn’t seem to stop criminals from stealing and using .9mm handguns. Here’s a sample from the mainstream media coverage in the last month:
3 charged with 100+ counts in string of robberies [via wistv.com]
Investigators were executing a search warrant at a Stephens Street residence in Branchville where they located Koger on the premises. Inside a vehicle in plain view was an opened backpack that appeared to contain marijuana.
The bag contained a loaded .9mm handgun, several grams of cocaine, and marijuana worth an estimated $12,000 in street value.
Sheriff’s Dept: 2 men in custody after stray bullets hit neighboring house [via kvs12.com]
When deputies entered the home they found the front door had many bullet holes in it along with roughly 40 .9mm casings on the living room floor.
Deputies also found a .9mm Taurus Millennium G2 pistol laying on the living room table with a empty box of ammunition on the couch.
Video captures thief stealing rowing machine from Massachusetts crossfit center [via masslive.com]
In addition to a Smith & Wesson .9mm gun that was recovered when Mitchell allegedly threw it at State Police Troopers after he crashed . . .
Judge Guy Williams involved in past road rage cases [via kiiitv.com]
Just a day after learning that Texas Rangers are now investigating claims that Judge Guy Williams waved a .9mm pistol at a couple in a supposed road rage incident on April 28, 3News has learned of two past incidents he was involved in over the past four years . . .
3News asked the judge about the latest alleged road rage incident that is being investigated by Texas Rangers.
“I don’t even own a .9mm gun, sir,” Williams said.
Suspect identified in Fort Myers shooting [via winknews.com]
Blanks ultimately lost control of the car on the intersection of Highland Avenue and Edison Avenue, police said. He got out of the car and fled, but Walsh quickly trackedh im down and recovered the firearm — a Glock 19 .9mm handgun — without incident.
Reputed Gang Boss Pleads Guilty To Sharing Gun Range Trip On Instagram [via chicago.cbslocal.com]
An employee at the range said one of the two women he went with rented a Glock 19C .9mm handgun, which Spann loaded for them as the trio took turns shooting, prosecutors said.
Over $100 thousand stolen from Toledo Teachers Credit Union [via breakingbelizenews.com]
Further inspection inside the building revealed the building’s metal safe was damaged and opened.
Approximately US $7,088.00 US; $116,575.40, a .9mm Glock hand gun with a magazine and a Maverick brand pump action 12 gauge shotgun.
There are more, but that’s enough anecdotal evidence to suggest a trend.