Stolen FBI SUV found on Near West Side had contained several firearms

SHARE Stolen FBI SUV found on Near West Side had contained several firearms

Police search for evidence after an SUV containing several firearms was stolen from an FBI agent while he was pumping gas early Monday. On June 1, a task force was formed by the Chicago police and state and federal law enforcement to combat gun violence in the city. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

An FBI SUV that had contained several firearms and tactical gear was found Monday evening, hours after it was stolen on the Near West Side, authorities said.

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox was found at 7:21 p.m. in the 900 block South Leavitt, about two blocks away from the FBI offices, according to Chicago Police. An FBI spokesman declined to say whether the weapons were in the SUV when it was found.

About 12:10 a.m., a 32-year-old FBI agent left the SUV “momentarily unattended with the engine running” at a service station in the 300 block of South Morgan, according to police and FBI spokesman John Althen.

A male suspect jumped in the vehicle and sped away, police said. No injuries were reported.

Firearms and tactical gear, including a ballistic vest, were inside the vehicle, Althen said. He would not say precisely how many weapons, or what type of weapons.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the FBI or Chicago Police.

The Latest
As the Sky brace for a free-agency period in which five of Wade’s players, including Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Candace Parker, will become unrestricted free agents, there are even bigger questions on the table. They start with the Sky’s backcourt.
With accessibility at the forefront of its work, MAPPED aims to “democratize information” about design projects around the city.
The coach has been saying since the start of the season that this year was going to be even “harder than last.’’ Friday’s overtime loss in Oklahoma City was evidence of that, as Donovan is still trying to get his players to buy into the new-look offense.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist passed away in her Florida home, her publicist announced via statement.
Hendrickson is confident in the culture he instilled during the 2022 season.