Someone stole an AR-15 rifle and a bulletproof vest from a state police cruiser, according to state police and they are looking for the person responsible.
It happened on Rutland Road in Milford, according to state police.
The gun and the vest were taken from a locked trunk of the cruiser, police said.
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According to Milford police, there were 12 car break-ins on West Rutland Road, Plains Road and Haystack Road on Tuesday morning and a green 2015 Ford Fusion with Vermont plates GHK528 was stolen at the end of the crime spree.
Police said they recovered a car in the neighborhood this morning and it had been stolen from New Haven.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Milford Police Department (203) 878-6551, call 911 or to text "TIP" to 236748.