THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police remain vigilant and searching for a missing Glock 26 handgun that was stolen from a Police Officer’s personal vehicle.
Thunder Bay Police advise, “The backpack which was stolen from a Thunder Bay Police Service officer’s personal vehicle has been recovered. The officer’s Glock model 26 and three magazines are still missing.
“The backpack was discovered Sunday afternoon by police during a search of the Green Acres area in the city’s south side. The backpack was located in the vicinity of the 500 block of Brown Street. The handgun and ammunition were not inside. Evidence which has been recovered is being examined by our Forensic Identification Unit.”
The circumstances surrounding the firearm being in the officer’s personal vehicle is under investigation. The officer has been placed on administrative duties.
Sometime between 11:00PM EDT on October 10, 2015 and 5:00AM EDT, a police officer’s personal vehicle was broken into in the city’s south side. A backpack was removed which contained a police issued Glock model 26 along with 3 magazines.
All branches of the TBPS are involved in the ongoing search for the police issued Glock and ammunition.
Police state, “We cannot emphasize enough the danger in handling a loaded firearm. This weapon needs be safely secured and recovered by police. The Thunder Bay Police Service are asking that the firearm and the ammunition be turned into the police. Anyone who has information on the location of this handgun should contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers. www.tipsubmit.com
Remember, Crime Stoppers is anonymous if you are concerned about your identity. Our goal is to safely secure this weapon and ammunition. Please help in getting this gun off the street.
Thunder Bay Police are also asking that rather than posting information or comments on social media that if you have information you contact them directly.