Homeland Security Recovers Stolen Government Vehicle in Long Beach
The Federal Protective Service (FPS), a police division within the Department of Homeland Security, announced Wednesday the recovery of a "stolen government vehicle" in Long Beach.
The FPS didn't provide much information on the type of vehicle, only that it's not "military style." It's still unclear how long the vehicle was missing and which governmental agency it belongs to. Federal Protective Service spokesperson Robert Sperling told MTLB that the "recovery is part of an ongoing investigation of thefts from a federal facility in the Long Beach area."
LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher confirmed that LBPD officers did respond to the area of 20th Street and Walnut Avenue at roughly 11:00 a.m., "at the request of Homeland Security to assist with a perimeter containment."
There were posts on social media that a SWAT team was at the scene, but Gallagher says the LBPD SWAT team "was not activated."
Last month, someone stole a $120,000 Humvee from a California National Guard Armory in Bell. The FBI was able to locate the vehicle in Los Angeles County.