AR-15 assault rifle stolen from unmarked San Francisco police car

By David Edwards
Monday, March 4, 2013 12:52 EDT
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Authorities in San Francisco are working to recover an AR-15 military-style rifle that was stolen from an unmarked police car over the weekend.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Andraychak on Monday said that the semiautomatic assault rifle was stolen from the parked car while officers were conducting an investigation at a nearby location.

The department issues the rifles, which are similar to military M-16s, to certain specially-trained officers.

“An investigation is ongoing and no resource in being spared to recover the weapon,” Andraychak insisted.

The spokesperson was not immediately aware of exactly when or where the weapon was stolen.

According to KGO, dispatchers broadcasted warnings to police every hour throughout Sunday to keep them on heightened alert over concern about the missing AR-15.

Watch this video from KGO, broadcast March 4, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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