Philadelphia police officer's stolen SUV found

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Police have recovered an officer's SUV, which was stolen with his badge and loaded gun still inside.

Philadelphia police had been looking for a silver 2004 Ford Escape.

It was stolen from the 900 block of Longshore Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the officer had left the car running when he ran back inside for a moment to retrieve something he had forgotten.

His service weapon, ammunition, uniform, wallet, handcuffs, his badge and police ID were all in the vehicle.

The SUV was recovered around 7:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of Medary Ave. after it struck a house.

The suspect fled the scene.

All of the officer's items were still in the vehicle, police said.

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