Government-owned weapons stolen from car

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An investigation is underway after a fully automatic rifle and other government-owned law enforcement equipment was stolen from a car in Brunswick County.

According to an investigation report from the Leland Police Department the break-in happened September 30th in Winnabow. The report states someone broke in through the driver side rear passenger side window.

The items stolen include a M4 rifle, hand held radio, soft rifle case, tactical mounted light for the M4 rifle, a scope, infrared laser, bulletproof vest, taser, two 15-round handgun magazines, a shoulder mic, and five M4 magazines (30 rounds).

In all, the stolen items are worth nearly $5,000.

The report suggests the weapons belong to a government agency. However, the report does not state which one. Leland police cannot comment on the investigation right now.

WWAY reached out to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regarding the car break-in, we have yet to hear back.

A spokeswoman with the State Bureau of Investigation says they are not involved in this case.

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