Victoria police riot gear first discovered missing on Feb. 17 may have been stolen.
“We have undertaken an extensive search of every VicPD building, vehicle, storage unit,” said police spokesperson Const. Mike Russell. “Now our investigation is turning to more of the criminal nature and seeing if we can’t track it down.”
The missing items include tear gas canisters, pepper ball guns, ammunition, tactical vests and a 12-gauge Remington shotgun.
Police remain tight-lipped as to when exactly the equipment went missing, and from where. It belongs to the department’s Crowd Management Unit.