OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A gun that was stolen from a car in Oakland on Wednesday morning belonged to a Hayward police officer, police said Thursday.
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said on Wednesday that the firearm was stolen near a shopping plaza at Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
It belonged to an officer from a law enforcement agency other than the Oakland Police Department, but Watson said she didn’t know which agency.
Hayward police spokesman Sgt. Ryan Cantrell said Thursday that it was a Hayward officer’s gun that was taken but declined to release the officer’s name or provide any other information.
The theft was at least the third incident involving a gun stolen from law enforcement in the Bay Area in recent months.
Last Friday morning, University of California police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen from her car as she jogged at Point Isabel in Richmond.
And authorities say a gun stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management agent’s car was used to kill 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1.
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