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Caseyville officer's gun stolen from home

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(KMOV) -- A Caseyville, Illinois officer's handgun was stolen when his Collinsville home was broken into on Tuesday.

The officer reported on Wednesday that his home was broken into the previous evening and reported a gun and other items were taken from his home.  It is unknown to whether the gun that was stolen was the officer's personal gun or a department issued weapon.

Later on Wednesday, Collinsville Police found a male juvenile walking with the stolen gun in the area of Spring and Vandalia Streets shortly after receiving tips from witnesses. Officers arrested the suspect and recovered the gun as well as other stolen items.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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