ORLANDO, Fla. - An unmarked police car and a submachine gun were stolen Saturday morning from an apartment complex in Baldwin Park, the Orlando Police Department said.
An officer, who wasn't publicly identified, noticed at about 11 a.m. that his police car had been stolen from the parking lot of his apartment complex, Orlando police Sgt. Wanda Miglio said.
Investigators believe the vehicle was stolen sometime between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Officers later found the cruiser parked in an apartment complex along Old Cheney Highway within a mile from the officer's home, Miglio said.
Shortly before 1:45 p.m., officers said someone called 911 to report that police equipment had been found at the Pendelton Park apartments at Curry Ford Road and South Oxalis Avenue, 3 miles from where the vehicle was found.
Investigators said a SWAT uniform, gloves, a traffic vest and rappelling gear were recovered. But they said a Heckler & Koch UMP45 submachine gun, four loaded magazines for the submachine gun, two loaded magazines for a handgun and a helmet remain missing.
"Although it is believed the weapon was in a locked and secured container, there will be an internal investigation," Miglio said.
No other details were given.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-8477.
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