Mason City, Iowa (AP) – Mason City police say someone stole a rifle and shotgun from an unmarked police vehicle.
Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says the weapons were stolen over the weekend from the back seat of a police vehicle parked on a Mason City street. An officer had placed the weapons on the back seat while dealing with a maintenance issue related to the trunk, and one of the doors may have been unlocked.
Brinkley says the weapons are a Colt M-16 A1 rifle and a Remington 12-guage shotgun. Rounds of ammunition also were stolen.
Police learned about the thefts Monday morning.