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State Police officer's weapons stolen from car

A "Don's Guns" employee fires an M-4 similar to what was stolen. A "Don's Guns" employee fires an M-4 similar to what was stolen.
The stolen Baretta carries a State Police insignia on the hand grips and side of the frame. The stolen Baretta carries a State Police insignia on the hand grips and side of the frame.

David MacAnally/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis, January 5 - Sometime between nine o'clock Wednesday night and seven Thursday morning, thieves broke into an unmarked SUV in the neighborhood around 21st Street and Girls School Road.

What they took could lead to a very dangerous situation. State Police Sgt. Dave Bursten describes what was taken, "Several weapons, an M-4 .223 rifle and a .40 cal Baretta handgun. That weapon was loaded."

There was no ammunition in the rifle. The thieves also got the Trooper's laptop computer, State Police radio and two bullet-proof vests. The radio has since been rendered inoperative.

Sgt. Bursten says the M-4 is an assault-type weapon. And the .223 caliber ammunition is similar to the military's M-16, which is regular issue in Iraq.

Sgt. Bursten says it's very important that police get the weapons back. "It's very serious. We are very concerned," he said. "They may try to sell it on the black market."

Police say the Baretta has a State Police insignia on the hand grips and one side of the gun's frame.

Police are asking anyone who might have information on the theft to call them at (317) 899-8583.

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