Calgary, AB,
05
April
2015
|
19:48
America/Denver

Calgary Police Service patrol rifle stolen during car prowling

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in a car prowling that took place yesterday night.

During the evening of Saturday, April 4, 2015, an off duty CPS member attended a restaurant in the 0-100 block of Crowfoot Terrace N.W. where he parked his personal vehicle in the parking lot. Inside his vehicle, was a police issue patrol rifle inside a locked hard covered carrying case that he had taken home to clean while off duty. Also within the locked case were two magazines containing 28 rounds each.

When he returned to his vehicle he found that the vehicle had been broken into and the patrol rifle case and contents had been taken.

Investigators are canvassing the area for CCTV footage and trying to determine if other vehicles were also targeted. 

If anyone witnessed or has information about the circumstances surrounding this incident please contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK:1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

CASE # 15134995

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