3/5 12:56: An assault rifle stolen from a San Francisco police car on
Saturday was recovered two days later in Oakland, police said today.
The AR-15 rifle, which was taken from an unmarked car in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood late Saturday night, was found during a search of a home in the 1300 block of 88th Avenue in Oakland on Monday, San Francisco police said.
Several people were detained but no one had been arrested in connection with the stolen gun as of this morning, according to police.
AR-15 rifles are issued to specially trained officers for use in incidents such as those involving barricaded suspects, police said.
3/4 11 PM: An assault rifle stolen from an unmarked San Francisco police car late Saturday night has been recovered, police said tonight.
Police have released few details about how or where the rifle was recovered, but said that its recovery was announced quickly because of the threat to public safety created by its theft.
The AR-15 rifle was stolen when the car was parked and locked while officers worked in the South of Market neighborhood Saturday night. Unknown suspects broke in to the car and stole the rifle, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
The AR-15 is a type of rifle issued to specially trained officers so that they are available for rapid deployment during incidents such as a barricaded suspect, Andraychak said.