The Toronto Police Service has issued a public safety alert following the theft of an RCMP firearm.
According to police, on Wednesday, October 30, at 10:04 pm, officers began an investigation into the theft of an RCMP firearm at Sherway Gardens shopping mall.
It is reported that between 7:30 to 9:45 pm, a black satchel with a blue stripe was stolen.
Police say the satchel contained a Smith & Wesson 9mm model 5946 pistol.
The pistol has a silhouette of a horse and rider with GRC and RCMP engraved on the right side of the firearm. It was stolen along with three magazines and a police radio.
If anyone locates the satchel, do not remove the firearm from within.
Police ask that you call 9-1-1 to have officers attend your location.
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If anyone has knowledge of or witnessed the theft please call Detective Constable Nicholas Caramanico or Detective Ray Direnzo of 22 Division Major Crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, on the police Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).