- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a handgun and police badge were stolen from a Denver police officer’s personal car parked outside the officer’s home in Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says the theft occurred sometime Monday night.

Officials say the car was locked and the officer was inside the home. A car window was broken and a white Ikea brand duffel bag was taken.

The bag contained a Glock handgun, the Denver police badge, a radio, an identification card, other police equipment and personal property.

The sheriff’s department didn’t release the officer’s name.

The theft prompted officials to caution residents that if they encounter someone they suspect is impersonating an officer, they should drive to a well-lighted area and call 911 to confirm the officer’s authenticity.

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