Rifle, shotgun stolen from Va. cop's car

The thief stole a semi automatic rifle, 60 rounds of rifle ammunition, a rifle case, a Remington shotgun with five rounds, and a nylon bag


By Kathy Adams
The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police are investigating the theft of a semi automatic rifle, a shotgun and ammunition from the trunk of a Chesapeake police officer's personal vehicle.

On Tuesday night, the officer, who lives off South Lynnhaven Road in Virginia Beach, locked the firearms in his trunk, said Officer Jimmy Barnes, a police spokesman. Later that night or early Wednesday , someone broke into the vehicle through a window, popped open the trunk and stole them, he said.

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