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Connecticut State Police search for suspect after semi-automatic rifle stolen from police cruiser

The suspect vehicle has been identified as a stolen dark gray, 2018 Audi Q5 out of Sturbridge, MA bearing MA Reg 58VW87.
Credit: Connecticut State Police

KILLINGLY, Conn. — State Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to allegedly breaking into a police cruiser and stealing a semi-automatic rifle, among other items.

Officers were responding to reports of car break-ins early July 4 in the Danielson, Killingly area. Several vehicles in that area were also gone through and property was taken.

The Connecticut State Police Union said they are offering a $1,000 reward in the case. The union said the items were stolen from the vehicle of a member of the State Police command staff. 

The suspect vehicle has been identified as a stolen dark gray, 2018 Audi Q5 out of Sturbridge, MA bearing MA Reg 58VW87.

Anyone with information relating to these thefts is urged to call Connecticut State Police-Troop D at 860-779-4900.