Three Guns Stolen from Rapid City Vehicles in 72 hours, Police Ask Public To Secure Guns
Rapid City, SD. – According to the Rapid City Police Department, at least three guns were stolen within the last 72 hours from unlocked vehicles across the city.
In posts to social media, the department is asking for the public’s help in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, by asking citizens to not leave a firearms in an unsecured vehicle. Police say that guns left in unlocked vehicles continues to be an issue.
A handgun was stolen from a truck on the 1300 block of West Boulevard at around 9 a.m. on Monday. That firearm was stored in the center console of the vehicle, according to the gun’s owner, who told police the truck was unlocked.
On Tuesday morning, another handgun, this time a loaded handgun, was stolen from a vehicle at 900 Concourse Drive. The owner told police that some ammunition was also stolen during the burglary. Investigators didn’t find signs of forced entry.
The sub-100 block of Hillcrest Drive was the location of the third and final burglary. In this incident a backpack which contained a loaded handgun was taken. Once again, the vehicle was unlocked, with no signs of forced entry.