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Law Enforcement Officer's Gun Stolen From Car In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- A law enforcement officer's gun was stolen from a car in Oakland Wednesday morning, according to police.

The burglary was reported at 9:58 a.m. near a shopping plaza at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and East Ninth Street, a few blocks from the Fruitvale BART station, police said.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the firearm belonged to a law enforcement agency that was not Oakland police, but she did not know which agency.

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The theft comes days after University of California police Chief Margo Bennett had her gun, badge, department-issued laptop and other items stolen as she jogged at Point Isabel in Richmond last Friday morning.

Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing continued Wednesday for Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco's Pier 14 on July 1 using a gun stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management agent's car.

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