Brandon police have recovered a stolen police truck, but they say a revolver is missing from inside.
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe belongs to the RM of Whitehead police service and was parked on the 1000-block of Victoria Avenue East when it was stolen sometime overnight Saturday.
The truck was reported stolen Sunday morning at about 10 a.m. and police now say that an abandoned vehicle was reported to them late that day, which turned out to be the stolen truck. It had been left in an alleyway at the rear of a business on Park Avenue, west of 18th Street.
Brandon police have since completed a forensic examination followed by a vehicle inventory, and now say that a revolver is missing from inside the truck.
It's described as a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, which was secured in a locked case within the vehicle.
Police continue to investigate but they urge anyone with information on the crime to call them directly or to contact Crime Stoppers.