RCMP officer’s handgun, magazines, radio stolen at Sherway Gardens Mall
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, November 1, 2019 9:16AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, November 1, 2019 2:57PM EDT
Toronto police say someone stole an RCMP officer’s handgun, magazines and radio at Sherway Gardens Mall in Etobicoke on Wednesday night.
Investigators say that sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, a black satchel with a blue stripe on it was taken by an unknown suspect at Sherway Gardens Mall. The satchel was removed from the back of a chair.
Police say the theft was reported to them at 10:04 p.m. that night.
Inside the satchel was a Smith & Wesson Model 5946 9mm pistol, three loaded magazines capable together of holding as many as 45 rounds, and an RCMP-issued radio.
“If anyone locates the satchel, do not remove the firearm from within. Please call 9-1-1 to have police attend your location,” officers said on Friday.
An image of the handgun and a magazine was released to the public on Friday.
In a post to Twitter, the RCMP said thet they are treating the theft "very seriously" and will be reviewing the incident.
"We encourage anyone with knowledge to come forward to help police recover the missing items as quickly as possible," the post read.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 416-808-2200.