SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) —  The FBI’s San Francisco Division on Thursday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of several items including a semi-automatic rifle, a magazine and jacket with official FBI markings stolen from an agent’s car.

The three items were taken from an FBI special agent’s vehicle by an unknown suspect or suspects at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Hegenburger Shopping Center located at 8459 Edgewater Drive in Oakland.

The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and recovering the stolen items. The firearm was a Colt M-4 semi-automatic rifle with a magazine loaded with .45 caliber ammunition. The jacket was an official FBI raid jacket

The FBI is working with the Oakland Police Department to investigate the theft and recover the items in the interest of public safety.

Anyone with information regarding the weapons should immediately call the FBI San Francisco Field Office at 415-553-7400 or visit tips.fbi.gov. Individuals providing information can remain anonymous.

Comments (15)
  1. Chuck Lantz says:

    A police chief leaves a gun in a public bathroom yesterday, and now this? I thought law enforcement officers were supposed to make it HARDER to obtain guns, not easier.

  2. Jason Hollis says:

    Do any of you know how to journalist?

    – An M4 is not semi automatic. It is select fire, and therefore capable of automatic fire.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_carbine

    – An M4 is not chambered for .45. That is a handgun cartridge. This is a rifle.

    1. Heinz Linż says:

      There are semi auto Colts that are still marked “M4 Carbine”. Also, the .45 cal magazine was a spare for the agent’s Glock 21.

      1. Chuck Lantz says:

        Heinz: That was my first thought, too, when I read the article. Though the grammar was bad, it appeared that an M4, AND a loaded magazine AND an FBI jacket were stolen.. But the wording in the article is misleading.