a Sarasota County detective's vehicle was robbed this week, and Two firearms and several pieces of specialized equipment were stolen.
Detective Brian Keane, a member of the agency's SWAT team, and an 18-year veteran on the force was having several special weapons in his car including a sniper rifle.
the incident happened sometime between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning when a suspect(s) entered the unlocked agency vehicle and snatched the weapons.
An internal affairs investigation has been launched.
Anyone with information related to the burglary and/or stolen equipment is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota by dialing 941.366.TIPS.