Just days before President Obama was to visit Utah, an FBI agent’s sniper rifle was stolen from his car in Salt Lake City hotel, International Business Times reports.
Police said the rifle was stolen from the agent’s parked car, where it was stored and properly locked down in a hard case.
“The rifle had been secured properly,” Salt Lake City Police Detective Dennis McGowan told KSTU-TV. “A couple of padlocks, chains, it was attached to a truck safe. There are all kinds of ways the weapon was secure. Yet someone was able to forcefully take the weapon.”
The Secret Service was made aware of the theft.
The agent’s window was broken.
“I observed the rear right passenger window was shattered and the window frame was pulled out, hanging from the door,” the police report states, according to KSTU-TV. “[The agent] stated his FBI issued sniper rifle was missing, which was in a hard rifle case along with some gear bags, backpacks, clothing and tools.” The stolen FBI rifle has yet to be found.
“We have not recovered the weapon, and we have not identified the person who has taken it yet,” McGowan told KSTU-TV.