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Gun missing from a truck stolen at Cascades Golf Course

A truck was stolen from Cascades Golf Course Monday, and another was burglarized, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police responded to the golf course around 12:36 p.m. after a 68-year-old man reported his silver 2008 Chevrolet 2500 diesel truck was missing, according to Pedigo. The man told police he’d parked the truck around 8:30 a.m., locked it, and put the keys in the gas compartment. When he returned at 12:35 the truck was gone.

Later around 8:20 p.m. a BPD officer saw a truck matching the description parked halfway with the taillights left on in the 3200 block of E. Third Street. The officer called for backup, and the truck was found to be unoccupied.

However, missing from the truck’s door compartment is a .380 Glock handgun, a 20 gauge shotgun left in the truck was not taken. The truck was abandoned after being run out of fuel but was not damaged.

Police found a drug-smoking pipe left in the recovered truck, which the man said wasn’t his.

Police are still waiting for the owner to give them the serial number for the stolen handgun. Pedigo said he encourages gun owners to write down the serial numbers for their firearms, and a description in case they are ever stolen.

Later at the same golf course, another truck owner reported to police in the afternoon that someone entered his unlocked black Ford F-150, and stole money from his wallet, and took his cell phone.

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