Police patrol rifle recovered
The Calgary Police Service has recovered a Service-issued patrol rifle that had been stolen from a member’s vehicle.
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. Also within the locked case were two magazines each containing 28 rounds.
When he returned to his vehicle he found that it had been broken into and the patrol rifle case and contents had been taken.
Following a complex investigation, the weapon was recovered by police on the evening of Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
At this time, no charges have been laid and the investigation continues. As such, no specific information can be released about the recovery of the rifle at this time.
Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance with this investigation.
Investigators are still seeking the driver of a vehicle that was temporarily blocked by the suspect vehicle at the time of the offence, between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. The make and model of the vehicle is still undetermined. Images from this incident are available from The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The member who left the patrol rifle in the vehicle remains suspended with pay.
Anyone who witnessed or has information about the circumstances surrounding this incident, is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, the Guns and Gang Unit at 403-428-8664 or http://cpsgrip.com/report-a-crime/, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
CASE # 15134995/4405
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