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Equipment missing after unmarked police car stolen, Orlando police say

Unmarked police vehicle stolen from apartment complex parking lot

ORLANDO, Fla. – An unmarked police car was recovered after being stolen from an apartment complex parking lot, but gun and ammunition are still missing, the Orlando Police Department said.

An officer with the department discovered at 11 a.m. Saturday that his unmarked police car had been taken from the apartment complex parking lot in Baldwin Park. Police said it happened sometime between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The vehicle was found abandoned at an apartment complex a mile away off Old Cheney Highway in the Orange County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction, police said.

A citizen called at 1:42 p.m. about found police equipment in the 5900 block of Curry Ford Road in Pendelton Park, which is 3 miles from where the vehicle was found, police said.

The equipment recovered included a SWAT uniform - Multicam, gloves, traffic vest and rapelling gear. Police said equipment missing includes a UMP45 firearm (see photo above), four loaded magazines for the UMP gun, two loaded magazines for a handgun and a helmet.

Although it is believed the weapon was in a locked and secured container, police said there will be an internal investigation.​

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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