Auburn Police SUV stolen from parking lot, rifle inside

AUBURN - Auburn Police are looking for one of their own...a black and white Chevy Tahoe that was stolen around 6:30 pm  Sunday night with a police rifle inside.

Commander Mike Hirman told Q13 FOX that someone jumped the fence at the police parking lot on East Main Street and stole the 2012 SUV, smashing through the metal fence and driving off.

Hirman confirmed that there was a loaded police rifle inside the vehicle, but unless the thief knew some secure information, the crook would not be able to access and use the gun.

Hirman said that SUV was last seen heading up Interstate 5 near the I-90 exchange.

Police want the public to be on the lookout for the SUV.  It's black and white in color, with Washington license 52815 D, and vehicle number 39 E.  If you see it, call Auburn Police, Hirman said.

Hirman said that there are surveillance cameras at the parking lot but they haven't reviewed the video yet.