PHILADELPHIA (TUSEN) – Two Philadelphia police officers on leave were held up at gunpoint in Oxford Circle early Saturday morning. Neither officer was injured.
The incident happened just before 1 a.m. Police said officers were coming out of a nightclub when the theft took place.
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Officers on leave, police said, were returning to their cars on Roosevelt Boulevard and Devereaux Avenue when two men in a Toyota approached them with guns.
One of the pistols was high capacity, officials said. When the thieves reached the officers on leave, they demanded that they kneel down and, with guns pointed to their heads, were ordered to give them everything they had.
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The thieves fled with the wallets of the two agents which contained their badges, money and other valuables.
“No officer was injured and no officer had his firearm with him,” said Inspector DF Pace of the Philadelphia Police Department. “No shots were fired, but again, the perpetrators of this theft both had handguns. And in at least one of those handguns was a high capacity drum magazine, capable of firing a certain number of shots. It’s also an illegal magazine, of course.
No one was arrested.
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Police are looking for a Toyota with tinted windows. According to the police, this shows the importance of being aware of your surroundings and of walking in a group.