ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Police are investigating after two department-issued guns were stolen from a marked police car in a south St. Louis County subdivision early Friday morning.
St. Louis County police said the car was broken into between 2 and 7 a.m. while it was parked in the driveway of a home in the Southcrest Subdivision. Two department-issued guns were taken.
Police said it is rare for a police car to be broken into, and it is police policy that the gear be left in the locked and secured vehicle. The vehicle was locked at the time of the incident.
Within 24 hours, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department vehicle was damaged while it was parked in the driveway of a house less than a mile away from the other incident. A rear passenger window was broken, but nothing was stolen from the car.
The St. Louis County Police Department said it is reviewing its policy to find a way to reduce the risk of this from happening again.
Investigations in both cases are ongoing.