Officer's SUV Stolen With Gun, Uniform & Badge Inside

By Dan Stamm and Vince Lattanzio
|  Thursday, Dec 5, 2013  |  Updated 1:25 PM EDT
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Officer's SUV Stolen With Gun, Uniform & Badge Inside

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This SUV crashed after it was stolen from a Philadelphia Police officer.

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Philadelphia Police have recovered an off-duty officer's stolen SUV which contained his gun, badge and uniform.

A thief stole the officer’s silver Ford Escape from the 900 block of Longshore Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Several hours later, the driver slammed the SUV into a home along the 6300 block of Beechwood Street in the East Germantown section of the city. That's about five miles from where it was stolen.

"I was asleep and I was awaken by a loud boom and the house shook," said resident Stephanie Blango.

She says her mother rushed outside following the crash and actually talked to the driver of the stolen SUV. The woman said the suspect told her the Escape was his mothers before disappearing.

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"He said it was his mother's car and then he came back and I guess he got something, he went around the corner," Blango said.

Police say the officer's uniform, gun and badge were left inside the SUV. Investigators towed the crashed car from the scene around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Police have not released a description of the suspect and no one has been arrested.

 


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