Burnsville police did not notice that one of the department's Taser stun guns had been missing for six weeks – until the weapon showed up in a sandwich shop robbery, the Pioneer Press reports.
Investigators are trying to figure out exactly how the Taser disappeared and why no one noticed it, the newspaper reports. A Burnsville investigator tells the newspaper that they believe an officer accidentally misplaced the Taser on a drug search at a Burnsville home on Selkirk Drive on Dec. 5, although the stun gun was not used at the time.
The Taser resurfaced in a Jan. 21 robbery at a Subway shop on Cliff Road in Burnsville, when one of three robbers used the Taser to threaten an employee and steal $1,900.
Police say Jesus Alexandro Ybarra, 19, of Eagan, was charged in the Subway robbery. Police also say Ybarra is connected to the Dec. 5 search of the Burnsville home on Selkirk Drive – police had found his wallet there, the Pioneer Press reports.