• Gastonia police investigate after gun, handcuffs stolen from security guard's car

    By: Ken Lemon

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    GASTONIA, N.C. - Gastonia police are investigating after they said a gun was stolen from a security guard's car. 

    Police said someone stole a utility belt belonging a security guard Sunday. The belt included handcuffs, a baton and a gun.

    The officer said he got off work and placed his gear in the trunk of his car, which he then parked in the driveway of his Gastonia home.

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    He said he locked his car, but when he returned, the car was unlocked, and the gear was stolen. Nothing else in the trunk had been touched.

    Last month, officials said they also investigated a break-in and an attempted break-in targeting marked Gaston County police officers' cars.

    Channel 9 is asking police if there is a connection between the crimes.

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