Gun and uniform stolen from Minneapolis police officer


A Minneapolis police officer's department-issued handgun, ammunition and uniform have not been recovered after they were stolen from his vehicle more than two weeks ago.

The Star Tribune reports that a pickup truck owned by officer Bryan Castle was broken into while he was off-duty and in a St. Paul Walgreens on the afternoon of Nov. 26.

WCCO reports Minneapolis Police believe the gun and the gear could be in the hands of a street gang.

Police got a break in the case later that day when they stopped a car reported stolen from Hopkins. They arrested a 17-year-old suspected gang member, who was driving the vehicle.

They also discovered documents that had been taken from Castle's vehicle inside the stolen car. The other items, including his gun and his uniform, were not in the car. A search warrant of the suspect's home also failed to turn up the stolen police gear, according to the WCCO report.

KARE 11 reports police say the 17-year-old admitted to knowing he was driving a stolen car, he remains in custody, but he did not cooperate when police asked about the stolen gear.

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