San Francisco police investigate theft of weapons from San Mateo County Sheriff sergeant's car

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A San Mateo County Sheriff's Department spokesman says they are not commenting on camera on the investigation of the theft of a shotgun, rifle, 500 rounds of ammunition, a bullet proof vest and an FBI jacket from a sergeant's unmarked car in San Francisco. (KGO-TV)

A San Mateo County Sheriff's Department spokesman says they are not commenting on camera on the investigation of the theft of a shotgun, rifle, 500 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and an FBI jacket from a sergeant's unmarked car in the Tenderloin in San Francisco on Friday night.

The FBI says the San Mateo County Sheriff sergeant serves on their Joint Terrorism Task Force but the weapons and ammo were not FBI issued.

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The San Francisco Police Department is not talking on camera or releasing any new information as the investigation continues.
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A San Mateo County Sheriff's Department spokesman says they are not commenting on camera on the investigation of the theft of a shotgun, rifle, 500 rounds of ammunition, a bullet proof vest and an FBI jacket from a sergeant's unmarked car in SF.


The San Mateo County Sheriff's spokesman says the department policy requires all weapons be secured to a fixed object and locked in some sort of way in the vehicle.

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A state law passed in 2016 requires all citizens and law enforcement officers to lock and secure all handguns inside a vehicle. Long guns and rifles, like the ones in this case, are exempt.

This is one of six thefts of law enforcement vehicles in the Bay Area since 2015.

The weapon used to kill 32-year-old Kate Steinle on Pier 14 was stolen from a Bureau of Land Management ranger's car in San Francisco.

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