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Report: NOPD officer's weapon stolen in Metairie car burglary

6 years 2 months 1 week ago Sunday, July 16 2017 Jul 16, 2017 July 16, 2017 6:39 PM July 16, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

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