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Suspect charged with breaking into police cars, stealing guns

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Joshua Pollard is charged with two counts of stealing a firearm, three counts of property damage in the first degree and one count of receiving stolen property. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department) Joshua Pollard is charged with two counts of stealing a firearm, three counts of property damage in the first degree and one count of receiving stolen property. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A suspect has been charged after two marked St. Louis County police cars had department-issued guns stolen from them Jan. 26.

St. Louis County Police have charged Joshua Pollard, 19, of Lucille Ave. in St. Louis, for two counts of stealing a firearm, three counts of property damage in the first degree and one count of receiving stolen property.

Pollard's cash-only bond is set at $75,000.

Two St. Louis County police officers reported that their marked police cars had their windows broken and two department-issued guns stolen from each car. A St. Louis Metropolitan police officer also said his marked police car had its windows broken.

Police investigated the thefts as unrelated and spoke to a witness who said Pollard was responsible for the break-ins.

Police said officers went to Pollard's home and located three of the four guns that were stolen from the St. Louis County officers.

Pollard was located at his workplace and arrested. Police said he confessed to stealing the four guns from the two county police cars and also confessed to breaking into the city police car.

When Pollard was arrested, police said he had a Glock on him that was reported stolen from St. Charles County. Pollard confessed to stealing that gun from a car in St. Charles.

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