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POLICE SEEK 20-SOME MISSING BULLETPROOF VESTS

July 6, 2002 – Police are investigating the disappearance last month of more than 20 bulletproof vests that were reported missing from the department's property room at the Patrick Sweeney Headquarters in Estate Golden Grove.
Police Commissioner Franz Christian said Saturday that someone broke into a secured container where 20 to 25 used vests sizes medium to extra large were stored. He said police officers had turned in the navy blue, wrap-around vests in exchange for new ones because the old vests were no longer in acceptable condition.
"The property room is always secured," Christian said. "Someone gained access to the area. We are asking if anyone offers to sell you a vest, please notify police authorities." He added, "They are not an item we want circulating around. Whoever has them did not take them to do good in the community."
The vests carry the brand name Point Blank Body Armor, Christian said. He asked anyone with information on the matter to call the police confidential tip line at 778-4950 or 911 or speak with "any other law enforcement officer that you've developed a comfortable relationship with."

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