On October 9, an unmarked Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department vehicle was stolen between the hours of 3:45 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. from a garage during a residential burglary.
This theft happened in the area of South Pavilion Center and Alta drives.
The vehicle was operated by a department employee who had equipment stored in the vehicle. The equipment included a 9mm black handgun, police radio, bulletproof vest, police identification card, LVMPD police badge, yellow police jacket, Taser, and tan patrol uniform.
A law enforcement source says Metro policy permits officers to leave all that stuff in their cars, as long as the car is in a secured location, like a garage.
The stolen car is a white 2007 Nissan Maxima with Nevada license plate 003UHM. This vehicle is equipped with police lights and siren.
If you are stopped by an unmarked police car and you question the authenticity of the officer:
Call 911 and verify the legitimacy of the officer
Request the officer show picture identification
Pull over in a populated area, such as a parking lot
Continue to a well-lit area if the stop occurs at night.
Ask the officer to request a marked unit respond
If you see the above-described vehicle call 911 immediately.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.