Service pistol stolen from off-duty RCMP officer in Halifax: police
Published Monday, March 11, 2019 3:37PM ADT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:49AM ADT
Police are investigating after a service pistol was stolen from an off-duty RCMP officer’s vehicle in downtown Halifax on the weekend.
Halifax Regional Police say the firearm was taken from the officer’s personal vehicle in the 1700 block of Granville Street between 7:40 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Three magazines and ammunition were also stolen.
Police won’t say where in the vehicle the gun was stored, or whether the officer is currently under investigation.
“We’re not speaking to the specifics of the incident itself. The investigation is still in its early stages,” said Halifax Regional Police Const. John MacLeod. “What is important, again, is that there is a firearm that’s been taken from the lawful owner, and we would really like to get that returned as soon as possible, again, for the safety of all involved.”
The firearm is described as a silver 9mm Smith & Wesson model 5946 pistol with an RCMP logo, a silhouette of a horse and rider, and GRC inscribed on the right side of the slide. The magazines are also silver.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.