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Posted at 6:41 AM ET, 07/ 1/2010

Rifle, gear stolen from MoCo police car

By Chris Stanford

Montgomery County Police are investigating the theft of a rifle and police equipment from an unmarked police vehicle, according to a WTTG Fox 5 report.

A Colt M-4 Rifle, two loaded M-4 magazines, two sets of handcuffs, two Montgomery County Police badges, an ASP baton, and two loaded .40 caliber Glock magazines were taken. The theft happened outside the officer’s home in Brookville overnight Monday.

Police say policy forbids officers from leaving weapons and ammunition in their vehicles.

Click here to read the full WTTG Fox 5 report.

By Chris Stanford  | July 1, 2010; 6:41 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Why does The Post let the police get away with describing their assault weapon as a "rifle". The M4 is a friggin' MACHINE GUN. C'mon Post, if there were some guy selling an M4 at a gun show you'd compare it to a nuclear bomb.

Posted by: leatherman1 | July 1, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: onesugar | July 1, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: onesugar | July 1, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Although this should not have happened, the weapon is a semi-automatic ONLY rifle, NOT a machine gun. While the M4 does come in an full auto and selectible auto model that is not what MCPD carries.

Posted by: Quahog26 | July 1, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

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