Homeowners' 'nerve-racking' find buried in their garden

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Homeowners have been left in shock after they unearthed a bag full of weapons while gardening.

The residents from Phoenix were digging a hole for a tree when they discovered a buried duffel bag filled with rusty rifles and handguns, local police tweeted.

After finding the guns, the homeowners contacted police and handed the guns to detectives.

Images of a bag full of rusty guns found by a Phoenix family in their garden.
The residents from Phoenix were digging a hole for a tree when they discovered a buried duffel bag filled with rusty rifles and handguns. Source: Twitter/Phoenix Police

A neighbour told CBS prior to the family buying the property and moving in four years ago, several rental tenants lived there and the home was abandoned for about a year with frequent break-ins.

"There was a lot of vandalism. They had broken walls and graffiti," neighbour Yajaira Enriquez said.

Ms Enriquez told Fox News the discovery left her feeling nervous and with a lot of unanswered questions.

"It's kind of shocking because I'm a gardener and I dig, so to think that you think it's just an average day and you find guns, that's shocking. It's kind of nerve racking," Ms Enriquez said.

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"Why they decided to bury them? They obviously didn't expect somebody to dig and find them.”

Phoenix Police Department said they were currently investigating if the weapons were used in any crimes.

"We're very thankful for the family who called this in, to make sure that if they are connected later to something, obviously related to a crime that we have justice for that family as well," Sergeant Mercedes Fortune told CBS.

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