LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas are searching for a stolen, undercover police car that had a handgun, a Las Vegas police badge and tan patrol uniform in it when it was taken from a garage during a residential burglary.

Las Vegas police say the white 2007 Nissan Maxima was stolen late Monday afternoon near Southern Nevada Community College in Summerlin west of downtown.

The unmarked car equipped with police lights and a siren has a Nevada license plate 003UHM. In addition to the badge and a 9mm black handgun, a police department employee had stored inside the vehicle a Taser, police radio, police ID card, yellow police jacket and tactical vest with police insignia.

Police said Wednesday that anyone stopped by an unmarked police car should request a photo ID and call 911 to verify the legitimacy of the officer.

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