A thief set out early Sunday with an El Paso County sheriff’s gun, duty belt, and ballistic vest after being flown through a parked patrol car in downtown Colorado Springs.
A body-worn camera and two magazines of ammunition were also taken along with the deputy Glock .45 service weapon, the sheriff’s office said.
The theft occurred in a parking lot behind the Sheriff’s Office headquarters on 20 blocks on Vermijo Avenue, across from the El Paso County Courthouse. The deputy informed the supervisory authorities at 3:40 a.m. about the missing weapon, ammunition and equipment
The statement did not state how the thief got into the car, so it was unclear whether it was locked at the time. No information was given about how long the car was left in the parking lot.
“All staff have been notified and a search of the building and a thorough search of the area including all surrounding areas have been completed,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Deborah Mynatt in a written statement.
The sheriff’s office is reviewing the surveillance video, Mynatt said.
She said no details beyond the testimony would be released.
“Our ultimate goal is to get information on how to find these items,” she said.
The serial numbers of the stolen weapon have already been entered into national law enforcement databases.
The Colorado Springs Police Department will investigate.
Anyone with information about the crime or seeing a list of the stolen items is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 719-390-5555. Tippers can also email [email protected]
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