Weapon stolen from Hyattsville police car
A semi-automatic rifle was stolen Sunday from the trunk of a Hyattsville police cruiser along with several loaded magazines, ABC 7 reports.
Police say someone broke into the parked cruiser in the 1500 block of Madison Street in Chillum in an attempt to steal a GPS device. Once in the cruiser, the thief gained access to the trunk where they discovered the weapon. They also took a gas mask.
Police are investigating to see if there was any misconduct by the officer. Officers are not allowed to leave weapons in their vehicles overnight or while they are off duty, according to policy.
In June, someone broke into an unmarked police vehicle parked outside a Montgomery County police officer's home in Brookeville. The thief took 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, according to the department.
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| July 14, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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