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Guns, equipment stolen from CHP vehicle during training exercise

August 28, 2013|By Joseph Serna
  • Two AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns and two .40-caliber handguns were said to be among items stolen this week from a CHP vehicle. Above a file photo of an AR-15.
Two AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns and two .40-caliber handguns… (Joe Raedle / Getty Images )

Several guns and other equipment were stolen from a California Highway Patrol vehicle this week, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The weapons were stolen while CHP officers conducted a training exercise Monday afternoon at Stevenson Ranch in Santa Clarita, said CHP spokesman Saul Gomez.

The thief or thieves made off with two AR-15 semiautomatic rifles, two shotguns and two Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handguns, the Santa Clarita Valley News reported. A bulletproof vest, handcuff keys and an officer’s ID badge were also taken.

Some of the equipment was recovered Tuesday in South L.A.’s Green Meadows neighborhood near East 120th Street and South Central Avenue, Gomez said. None of the guns were found, according to SCVNews.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is continuing.

Earlier this month the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department revealed it has been missing an M-16 assault rifle since February.

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