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Secret Service Agent’s Gun, Badge and Gear Stolen Out of Car in Washington

PicMonkey Collage - Secret ServiceAn agent for the Secret Service had to file a report with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department yesterday after a collection of sensitive items was stolen from his car.

CNN described the police report to have said that a suspect allegedly “unzipped” the back of an agent’s unoccupied car, and that a bag full of service equipment was later found to be missing. The listed items were a Sig Sauer handgun, a radio, handcuffs, a USB flash drive, a black Patagonia bag and a Secret Service badge.

The agent anonymously reported to work at the Presidential Protective Division, and it was estimated by police that the robbery of his car took place at around 4 P.M. The agent also reportedly said that he previously saw someone reaching into his car, but he “didn’t see him take anything out.”

The files contained on the flash drive are currently unknown, but it was said to be encrypted and password protected, and not a threat to the agency. The Secret Service declined to make any formal statement on the matter.

This is the latest in a series of blunders made by the agency recently, one in which, a staff officer was caught in a sexting sting with a minor, and another when agents were found napping on the job.

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