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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.