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Thieves steal Lafayette Sheriff vehicle with rifle, pistol inside

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PRESS RELEASE:

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals who were involved in the theft of a patrol vehicle and some of the law enforcement equipment that was inside of it.

A Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s patrol vehicle was stolen on Friday, September 8, 2017, from the Greystone Apartment Complex located on Reserve Drive. After breaking into the vehicle, the thief was able to drive it to a vacant home near the intersection of Pall Mall and Melody Drive. Once the vehicle was parked at the alternate location, the suspect was able to override the locking mechanisms and steal two firearms. One of the firearms was a Glock 34 9mm pistol serial number BFGR344. The other firearm was an American Defense Mod 2 5.56 caliber rifle serial number 1433. The suspects also stole a ballistic vest.

The public’s assistance is needed in identifying the owner/operator of the vehicle shown in the photo. If you have seen any of the items shown, contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337 232-9211 or contact Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337 232-TIPS (8477).

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