Horry County officer’s gun, other items stolen from unmarked car

The officer’s vest and some ammunition were found in a nearby dumpster.
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Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 9:26 AM EDT
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GASTONIA, N.C. (WMBF) - An investigation is underway after a Horry County Police officer’s gun and other items were stolen from an unmarked police car in the parking lot of a Gastonia hotel.

A representative from the Gastonia Police Department told our sister station, WBTV, a member of the Horry County Police Department was in the area for training.

The officer found their truck’s passenger window and the window leading to the cab broken and items missing, including an M4 rifle, ammunition and a police vest.

Police say the car was parked in the lot of a hotel off Remount Road.

The vest and some of the ammunition were found in a nearby dumpster.

HCPD said the missing items have been entered NCIC as stolen and they continue to investigate.

There has been no word yet on whether or not any arrests have been made.