Saskatoon

Stolen RCMP firearm handed in to Saskatoon police

After weeks of searching, a stolen police issued gun has been turned in to Saskatoon police.

Gun stolen from car sitting in hotel parkade

An anonymous person handed in a stolen RCMP gun to Saskatoon police on Tuesday morning. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

After weeks of searching, a stolen police-issued gun has been turned in to Saskatoon Police.

The gun and ammunition was stolen Aug. 9 from an unmarked RCMP vehicle sitting in a downtown hotel parkade.

On Tuesday, an anonymous person turned the gun in to city police at their headquarters. Police said charges will not be laid against the person who turned in the weapon.

Last week, police arrested a 60-year-old man in connection to the theft after a member of the force's bike unit saw a man matching the description of the suspect. He was charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance, and released with conditions.

After the arrest, police searched two homes on Avenue F S. and Avenue T S. but did not find the gun.

Saskatoon police's guns and gangs unit, the general investigations section, the tactical support and patrol units were all involved in the search.

The RCMP is also conducting an internal review into the incident.