Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the theft of an RCMP service pistol from a downtown Halifax parking lot.
On March 27 at approximately 8 p.m., an off-duty RCMP officer from New Brunswick parked a personal vehicle in a parking lot at 1549 Lower Water Street in Halifax. The officer left a service pistol locked in a strong box inside the locked vehicle. The officer returned shortly before 10 p.m. to discover that the vehicle had been broken into and the box containing the service pistol and three ammunition magazines were missing.
The firearm is described as a silver 9mm Smith & Wesson model 5906 pistol with an RCMP logo showing “RCMP”, a silhouette of a mounted officer and “GRC” inscribed on the right side of the slide. The magazines are also silver and contained 15 bullets each.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637. Police remind citizens to call 902-490-5020 if they witness any suspicious activity around parked cars.