Thief breaks into CHP cruisers, steals rifle
Henry K. Lee
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A thief cut through a fence at the California Highway Patrol's Martinez office early Tuesday, broke into numerous cruisers, and made off with a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition, authorities said.
The theft was discovered about 12:30 a.m. in the locked parking lot of the Highway Patrol office at 5001 Blum St., said CHP Officer Tom Maguire. The culprit cut through the fence, broke into several Ford Crown Victoria cruisers, and stole the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and ammunition, Maguire said.
No arrests have been made.