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Two guns stolen from police car

March 09, 2009|Ari B. Bloomekatz

Police spent a little more than an hour Sunday trying to find one of their own cruisers after someone apparently took it for a joy ride and then stole two weapons inside before ditching the car.

Lt. Brad Keller said the cruiser was stolen shortly after 3 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a party in the 6800 block of Forbes Avenue. Keller said he was not sure how the cruiser was stolen, but that it is "going to be under investigation."

West Covina police found the vehicle about 12 miles away at 4:10 a.m. on Ballista Avenue in La Puente.

Keller said that two weapons inside the vehicle -- an AR-15 assault rifle and an 870 Remington shotgun -- were stolen.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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