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Rifle stolen from deputy car in Moses Lake; $1500 reward for its return

Assault weapons used by Jackson County sheriff's deputies are displayed during a news conference Wednesday where Sheriff Mike Winters discussed President Obama's gun control proposals. (Photo: Jamie Lusch)

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Deputies are offering a reward for the return of a rifle they say was stolen from a Grant County deputy's car.

The patrol car was parked outside a home in Moses Lake Wednesday morning when the AR-15-style rifle was taken, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the gun was locked in a security bracket, but the thief or thieves were able to defeat it.

The sheriff's office is now offering a $1,500 reward in the retrieval of this rifle. Moses Lake police are investigating.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 509-762-1160 or by email at crimetips@grantcountywa.gov.

Information can be given anonymously.

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