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Weapons, sniper rifle, vests stole from patrol car outside Gastonia motel

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

Deputies in Rowan County say someone broke into a patrol car outside of a Gaston County hotel and stole weapons and tactical gear that was inside.

According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was attending a SWAT/SNIPER TRAINING CLASS in Gastonia on Thursday when someone broke into the trunk of his patrol vehicle.

Items stolen from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office included a Glock model 23, .40 semi-automatic handgun, with night sights, a Streamlight TRL-1 Tac light, a Safariland Glock drop leg ALS holster, a Smith and Wesson M&P15 .223 rifle (fully automatic), a Remington.308, model 700 LTR Police Sniper rifle, with scope, bipod and hard case, and two police tactical vests.

A second patrol vehicle, belonging to the High Point Police Department, was also broken into and items stolen.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of persons responsible.

Please contact the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at (704) 216-8700 or your local law enforcement agency with any information. 

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