Rhode Island police officer’s personal rifle stolen

Police headquarters at the Providence Public Safety complex. File photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

FOSTER, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island police officer’s rifle remains missing after a car with the weapon inside was stolen.

Authorities say the Providence officer’s personal car was stolen in Foster at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Providence Police Col. Hugh Clements says the rifle was not a department-issued duty weapon.

State police say the car was recovered in Hartford, Connecticut but the gun was gone.

The officer’s name was not made public.