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Thieves Break Into Police, Sheriff Cars to Steal Guns

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Six cars belonging to law enforcement were broken into Sunday night and among the items stolen were a shotgun and a rifle.

The four Kansas City police cars and two Jackson County sheriff's cars were parked outside officers' homes in the same south Kansas City neighborhood near 75th and Lee's Summit Road.

While the police department prohibits officers from leaving weapons and ammunition in their cars overnight, the sheriff's department does not have that rule. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department told FOX 4 the guns were locked down with special, electronic mag locks, which require the vehicle ignition to be on.  Somehow, they were able to break them.

Police believe the thieves were mainly after the guns and ammo.

Duffle bags and documents were taken from the police vehicles. Kansas City Police say they did recover some equipment taken from the cars that was dumped nearby.

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