An Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy's unmarked patrol vehicle and three firearms — including two department-issued weapons — were stolen over the weekend while the vehicle was parked at Fun Spot in Orlando, the agency said Tuesday.
- Orange County deputy's unmarked car, weapons stolen
- Incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. June 10 at Fun Spot
- 3 firearms, including 2 agency weapons, were stolen
A narcotics agent reported at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday that the vehicle was stolen from 5551 Del Verde Way in Orange County. The agent notified the Orlando Police Department to initiate a report, and the Sheriff's Office's auto theft unit took over the investigation.
About 30 minutes later, the vehicle was recovered at 5150 International Drive.
Several department-issued items were stolen, including an H&K UMP submachine gun, a Smith & Wesson handgun, ammunition, two magazines, two narcotics short-sleeved shirts, a tactical vest with body armor and a sheriff's star.
The agent's personal .40-caliber Glock handgun was also stolen.
A criminal investigation is underway to identify and apprehend the suspect or suspects responsible, said Jane Watrel, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
The Sheriff's Office is also conducting an internal investigation on the deputy regarding two agency procedures relating to firearms and agency vehicle policies.
"There are no further details that will be supplied at this time," Watrel said in an email.