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Springfield police seek stolen firearms

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Missouri are investigating the theft of police firearms from a Springfield police officer’s private vehicle.

The police department says in a news release that several pieces of what it calls “police related equipment” were taken from the car Saturday or Sunday. Those items include an AR-15 rifle and a Remington 780 shotgun.

The theft occurred somewhere in southwestern Springfield or in Greene County near the city limits.

Springfield police are assisting the Greene County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.

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