$6,000 in equipment stolen from officer’s unlocked vehicle, Lincoln Police say

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Over $6,000 in equipment was stolen from an officer’s unlocked vehicle on Friday.

Lincoln Police say the theft happened sometime overnight near the intersection of South 31st Street and Briarwood Avenue.

A police radio, ballistic vest, flashlight, baton, backpack, ballistic rifle plates and plate carrier were stolen from his trunk, the department said.

Police say the total value of the equipment is $6,150.

The department has not said if the officer will be facing any internal discipline.

In July, tactical equipment was stolen from an unattended pickup owned by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.  The Sheriff’s Office has not said if the equipment has been recovered.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Lincoln Police at 402-441-600 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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