Denver Police Car With Weapons Inside Stolen

Unmarked Vehicle Found Later; Weapons Missing

Denver police are looking for the suspects who stole an unmarked police vehicle in southeast Denver late Wednesday evening.

The four-door, 2000 black Dodge Intrepid was taken from a home in the 900 block of S. Locust, police said. The car was found Thursday afternoon in southwest Denver but everything inside the vehicle -- including the officer's weapons -- was missing.

Denver police wouldn't describe the types of weapons that were stolen but did say the vehicle belonged to a detective in a special unit. That detective had a surveillance camera installed in front of the home and that camera captured the theft in progress.

Surveillance video showed a silver or white car pulling up next to the officer's car and someone jumping out, prying open the door and then taking off with the car.

"In this case officers didn't do anything wrong, everything was secured properly," said police spokesman Sonny Jackson. "There were a lot of cars in the area. Why they targeted that particular car, we do not know."

Jackson said the officer's car was unmarked and had dark tinted windows.

"It is scary to think the weapons are in the hands of who knows and what they could do with that," said neighbor Hope Dobias.

The thieves were driving a silver or white Ford Taurus or Dodge Intrepid, police said.

Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call Denver police.