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Burglar steals Iowa police uniforms and gun

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Des Moines police say a thief has hit a police officer's home, stealing two uniforms and a handgun.

The officer's home was burglarized on Wednesday. Authorities have not released the officer's name or address.

Sgt. Lori Lavorato says officials are concerned the thief may try to impersonate a police officer. She's warning residents to be wary of anyone wearing a police uniform without a badge or an officer's utility belt.

Lavorato says Des Moines police officers don't make traffic stops in unmarked cars and they don't appear in public in uniform without their badges and nameplate.

She says if anyone is suspicious, asked the officer for a Des Moines police photo ID or call the police department for verification.

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