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Thieves score at SDPD charity game

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Guns and badges belonging to local law enforcement were stolen during a charity football game last weekend.

It happened at a charity football game in the LA area, but it's still not clear who dropped the ball.

The football team is called the San Diego Enforcers -- its members local law enforcement and first responders. But while they were playing the LAPD's team Saturday afternoon in front of a pretty big crowd, a thief was scoring big in their locker room.

"It is pretty brazen to break into a facility during daylight hours with numerous people on the campus," LAPD Sgt. Gabriel Lara said.

Stolen out several players duffle bags were at least three handguns, four badges, jewelry and cash. The players noticed their stuff was missing when they went back into the locker room at halftime. There was no sign of forced entry. It's believed someone accidentally left a side door open.

The game was stopped at halftime to kick off a search for the thief.

Eric Sarni shot the game video. He says no one told the crowd what was going on, but when halftime didn't end on time, fans quickly realized something was wrong.

"It was already over 20 minutes and I was like, what's going on here? The helicopter was up in the air," Sarni said.

Dogs were later called in to search, but the thief was long gone.

CBS News 8 has confirmed that items were stolen from one San Diego sheriff's deputy and at least one local Border Patrol agent.


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