Search for stolen police officer's gun and other items in Fraser - Public appeal for help

ACT Policing are calling for media and public assistance after a police officer’s duty belt was allegedly stolen from a police car in Fraser yesterday (30th September 2020).

Significant numbers of ACT Policing and AFP officers patrolled the Belconnen area looking for the stolen items with no success.

ACT Policing have confirmed a stolen AFP duty belt and accoutrements including a firearm have gone missing. ACT Policing declined to comment what other items were on the belt, however it’s understood, handcuffs, capsicum spray, an extendable baton and an encrypted police radio may have been on the same belt.

ACT Policing officers continue to follow several lines of enquiry, and encourage anyone who may have information about the location of the stolen property to contact police. Information can be provided anonymously.

ACT Policing are requesting for any person who had dash-cam footage between 5am and midday in Fraser to urgently contact police.

AFP Professional Standards is also conducting an internal investigation in relation to the incident.

If anyone in the Canberra community has knowledge of the stolen property they are urged to come forward. This information can be provided through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6639596. Information can be provided anonymously.

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