NEW ORLEANS — Two people broke into a New Orleans police officer’s rented car and found keys to an unmarked police car and the officer’s personal truck, and stole them both, police said.
Investigators are looking into why keys to two other vehicles were left in the rented car, Officer Aaron Looney, a police spokesman, said Friday.
The officer’s service weapon and ammunition were taken from the unmarked car and both vehicles were still missing Friday, Looney said. He didn’t know whether the officer’s computer was also in the police car.
Surveillance video showed the break-in and thefts occurred early Thursday, according to a police statement. The stolen vehicles include a silver 2015 Ford Taurus with public license plate No. 244838, and a white 2010 GMC Sierra truck with license B819594.
Police say the two drove off in the Taurus, then returned about 20 minutes later and took the truck.
They say the thieves may have arrived in a 2008 Lincoln MKX, reported as stolen earlier, which is also still missing.
“The vehicle was seen on surveillance video … in the area around the same time as when the burglary and vehicle theft took place,” Looney said.