Gun stolen from unmarked UCF police vehicle

Burglary reported in Avalon Park

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A gun was reported stolen on Thursday from an unmarked University of Central Florida police car, deputies said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed to News 6 that a gun was stolen from the undercover UCF police vehicle in Avalon Park.

Deputies said several items were taken from the black four-door Nissan and the investigation is ongoing.

UCF police said the gun make and model was a GSE M4 and the officer has been with the department for four years.

If an officer's firearm is stolen, the officer is responsible for notifying their supervisor and filing a report with the local law enforcement agency, a spokesperson for UCF said. In this case Avalon Park is Orange County's response area.

This is the second time in a less than a week that an undercover Central Florida law enforcement vehicle has been targeted by burglars.

An Orange County undercover agent reported his vehicle stolen Saturday from a Fun Spot parking lot. The vehicle was later recovered, but a department-issued H&K UMP submachine gun, a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber pistol, ammunition, two magazines, two narcotics squad shirts, a tactical vest with body armor and a sheriff's star were missing from the vehicle.

The agent's personal .40-caliber Glock was also stolen, a news release said.

 

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