An automatic rifle, ammunition and Special Weapons and Tactics gear stolen from a Sheriff’s Office marked patrol car were recovered overnight during the course of an active investigation into the vehicle burglary.
The Sheriff’s Office received information overnight which led to the recovery of the M4 rifle, the ammunition stolen from the car and the SWAT tactical gear. Two handguns – a Glock .40 caliber and a Glock .45 caliber – are still missing. Detectives are continuing their investigation today, working to identify a suspect and recover the other weapons.
“We are optimistic that we will make an arrest in this case and recover the other weapons,” said Sheriff Bob Peryam. “We have committed all available resources to making sure these weapons are taken off the street and that someone is held responsible for this crime.”
Anyone with information which could help lead to an arrest should call the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 305-289-2351. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Crime Stoppers has designated the maximum reward of $1,000.00 to any tipster with information leading to an arrest in the case. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips can be submitted on line at www.tipsubmit.com.