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Guns, badge stolen from Fort Smith police officer’s car

August 23, 2018

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Fort Smith Police Department says they are searching for a man suspected of stealing police equipment, including two guns, and a police badge from an officer’s personal vehicle.

Authorities said Thursday that a handgun, a semi-automatic rifle, a tactical bag with at least one magazine and a badge were stolen.

The items were taken on Aug. 17 when the officer’s pickup truck was parked in a hotel parking lot near the police station. Police say a man who may have been wearing a red jacket and been in a white car was observed checking car door handles.

The officer’s name hasn’t been released pending an administrative review. Fort Smith officials say they are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about the suspect and the crime.

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