A St. Louis County Police Department vehicle was broken into on Friday in a St. Louis area subdivision with two police firearms being stolen from the vehicle.
On Jan. 26, a marked St. Louis County Police car was broken into in the Oakbriar Woods subdivision in St. Louis. The incident happened between 12 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. when the police vehicle was locked and parked in front of a residence.
According to police, two department-issued firearms were stolen from the vehicle.
A statement from the St. Louis County Police Department said that criminals in the area are specifically targeting law enforcement vehicles and that the department is in the process of using different methods to better prevent this type of occurrence.
“Until we are confident that police service weapons can be secured safely, other arrangements will be made for the firearms when officers are not on duty,” the statement said. “The system that secures the firearms is a commonly used one and we are in contact with the manufacturer about the issue.”