Police investigating after patrol cars broken into, items stolen
Posted February 9, 2018 1:56 p.m. EST
PHOENIX, AZ. — Phoenix police are investigating after several police vehicles were burglarized and a suspect made off with an AR-15 rifle and Taser, among other items.
A police spokesperson said between Jan. 18 and Feb. 2, police vehicles have been broken into at two precinct substations in the Valley.
"Yes, we are vulnerable to property crimes and we will actively seek solutions to correct any breach in protocol and shore up our securities," a Phoenix police spokesman said.
Jan. 18 - Jan. 18: The incident occurred between 4 p.m. and 5 a.m. at the South Mountain Precinct Substation near 24th Street and Broadway Road
Jan 25: The theft occurred between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the South Mountain Precinct Substation near 24th Street and Broadway Road
Feb. 2 - Feb 4: At the Central City Precinct near 16th Street and Buckeye Road
An internal investigation into the incidents has been launched. It's unknown if any policy violations have occurred, but those who are responsible may face discipline, a police spokesman said.
Police expandable baton
2 large canisters of pepper spray