Rifle stolen from police vehicle, police say




  • In US
  • 2022-10-04 19:56:55Z
  • By The Gaston Gazette

Someone broke into a police vehicle parked outside a hotel in Gastonia and stole a rifle, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

The vehicle belonged to a police officer from Horry County, South Carolina, said police spokesman Rick Goodale.

The officer was staying at Courtyard Marriott. A passerby discovered around 4 p.m. on Monday that someone had broken the vehicle's passenger window and the interior window of the vehicle's cab. The person stole an M4 rifle, along with a police vest and ammunition, Goodale said.

Some of the ammunition and the police vest were found in a nearby trash bin. The rifle was not.

There was a Horry County Police badge sitting inside the vehicle, Goodale said, so although the vehicle was unmarked, it clearly belonged to a police department.

The officer was in Gastonia for police training.

Reporter Kara Fohner can be reached at 704-869-1850 or at kfohner@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on The Gaston Gazette: Rifle stolen from Horry County police vehicle

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