WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police have located an unmarked Boulder County Sheriff’s car after it was stolen overnight outside an apartment complex in Westminster.

The vehicle was located at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the 7100 Block of Stuart Street. The caller told police she believed the vehicle may be the stolen police vehicle.

Police confirmed it was the stolen 2005 Ford Taurus.

The AR15 rifle, ammunition, bullet proof vest, handcuffs, gun belt and keys to the vehicle, which were inside when it was stolen, remain missing.

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Copter4 flew over a field in Westminster as a swarm of investigators look inside the trunk of the Boulder Co. deputy's unmarked car that was located after it was stolen. (credit: CBS)

The detective who drives the car reported that vehicle was stolen sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday. It was stolen from the parking lot of the detective’s apartment, located on the 3800 block of West 68th Street.

The detective told Westminster police he accidentally left his keys in the door of his apartment Wednesday night. After he first noticed Thursday that his keys were missing he went out to the parking lot of the complex and discovered the car was missing.

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(credit: CBS)

Anyone who has information or saw this vehicle is asked to call the Westminster Police Department (303)658 4360 or the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 441-4444.

  1. John says:

    I can sleep so much better knowing the officers are protecting me.
    As for the gun?
    There’s thousands of them floating around anyway.
    I don’t really care what anyone says, leaving a gun in a parked car overnight is a really stupid thing to do.
    Kind of inviting trouble to anybody with an ounce of common sense.
    I mean does it really surprise anybody somebody would break in a car to steal anything of value?
    We worry about the dumbest things and then do things like this.
    I can’t help but wonder how stupid you have to be to leave a gun in a car like that and be surprised it was stolen, Duh Ya think?
    Truly amazing is all I can say.

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