Four firearms worth $3,300 were stolen from an off-duty deputy’s vehicle last week in Summerville, according to an incident report.
An officer reported Friday that his Ford Explorer, an unmarked vehicle issued by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, was burglarized at some point the night before while sitting in the driveway of a Southport Drive home. While he was driving his vehicle Friday, he noticed that it had been rummaged through, a report says.
He couldn’t recall to Summerville Police Department detectives whether he had locked the vehicle, but officers couldn’t find any evidence of forced entry.
Two guns were taken from a black bag the officer had stored in the back of the Ford: a Remington 12-gauge shotgun worth $500 and a Colt M4 rifle valued at $2,000.
A $300 Taurus handgun and an iPhone also were removed from the vehicle’s center console. The deputy’s duty belt, which held his $500 .40-caliber Glock pistol, was stolen, along with several magazines of ammunition.
Each gun was loaded, the officer reported.
Credit cards, a police radio, a badge, a Taser, a protective vest and some ammunition were left behind.
Nearby, investigators found the belt and a badge but none of the weapons. They also discovered a dollar bill and some plastic gloves.
No suspects had been identified in the burglary.
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