Winnipeg police looking to retrieve stolen gun after residential break-in

A Winnipeg Police Service cruiser.
A Winnipeg Police Service cruiser. Randall Paull / Global News

Winnipeg police are on the lookout for a stolen handgun after a break and enter in the Island Lakes area.

An off-duty Manitoba RCMP officer reported to police Friday evening that his service pistol and taser had been stolen from a safe during the break-in. The caller told police the firearm was secured with a trigger lock and was not loaded.

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Investigators say the firearm is a Smith & Wesson 5906 handgun with an RCMP emblem on the side. The taser is a black and yellow x26 model.

In a media release, police say numerous personal items were also stolen from the residence in the break-in, which is believed to have occurred on August 15 or 16.

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The major crimes unit is continuing with the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).