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FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In at San Francisco's Alamo Square: Police

Police say the FBI agent's 40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken.

An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said.

San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said the FBI agent reported his vehicle was broken into on Hayes and Pierce streets between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

Manfredi said the FBI agent's .40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken.

Police did not have any details about possible suspects, and no other information was immediately available.

Neighbors who live near the popular Painted Ladies know all too well that any car parked in the area is a target for thieves.

"Ours was broken into so many times the man at the glass repair place starting giving me a discount," said resident Sue Valentine.

An NBC Bay Area investigation earlier this year revealed that more than 500 weapons have gone missing from local and state agencies since 2010, either stolen or misplaced.

That had other Alamo Square residents wondering why a federal agent would leave his gun and badge in his car in an area known for theft.

No one from the FBI was available Monday, so it is unknown whether the agent in question will face discipline for leaving his weapon in his car.

The theft follows a series of stolen guns that were used in homicides in the Bay Area.

In October, three homeless drifters stole a gun from a civilian's car in San Francisco and used it to kill a backpacker and a yoga instructor.

In July, a gun was stolen from the vehicle of a federal agent with the Bureau of Land Management and used to kill 32-year-old Kate Steinle.

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