Report: NOPD officer's weapon stolen in Metairie car burglary
NEW ORLEANS - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says an investigation is underway after a burglar broke into a New Orleans Police officer's personal vehicle and stole a police weapon Sunday.
The sheriff's office told WWL the burglary happened around 2:52 p.m. in the 3900 block of North I-10 Service Road in Metairie. Authorities say the burglar shattered a window then was able to access the vehicle’s trunk, stealing the officer's police duty belt.
Sheriff Newell Normand said the stolen duty belt included the officer’s duty weapon, Taser, baton, handcuffs, radio, flashlight and two loaded magazines.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact JPSO Burglary Division at 504-364-5300.