Assault Weapons Stolen from Police Cars
Updated: Monday, 07 Sep 2009, 5:09 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 07 Sep 2009, 5:09 AM EDT
* Edited by Steve DIxon
ATLANTA - High-powered assault weapons were stolen from police cars and a U.S. Army soldier's vehicle
The law enforcement and military gear could now be on the streets of metro Atlanta.
Clayton County police want to find the person who broke into one of their squad cars and made off with some heavy weaponry.
The SWAT officer was parked in his apartment complex off of Jonesboro road when the thieves struck early Thursday morning.
Detectives said the robbers opened the car's drivers' side door and then popped the latch to get access to the trunk.
Investigators said around the same time a sheriff deputy's vehicle was broken into a vehicle belonging to an army soldier were also broken into.
According to the police report, missing are a MP5 machine gun
, a Bushmaster XM15 machine gun
, three bullet proof vests -- one of which says sheriff on the back -- another U.S. Army, and a military ID and a Kevlar helmet.
Investigators are working hard to get the weapons and armor back where they belong.