PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is looking into how a car burglar was able to steal guns and ammo from a deputy’s vehicle over the weekend.

According to an arrest report, two witnesses watched 18-year-old Devon Breaziel enter the deputy’s unmarked vehicle and remove a black duffle bag from the trunk outside the home in Largo around 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

The duffle bag contained the deputy’s assault rifle, bulletproof vest, Kevlar helmet, Taser and loaded magazines.

“I mean that’s outrageous that you have guns stolen and ammo,” said Pinellas County resident William Seeley.

The witnesses, who were delivering newspapers, said as Breaziel fled towards Starkey Road, he dropped ammo from the bag but turned around and retrieved it.

A Largo police officer spotted Breaziel running across Starkey Road when he attempted to stop him for suspicious activity.

Officers said Breaziel was attempting to jump the fence to a 55 and older mobile home park community when he was apprehended.

The duffle bag was located on the other side of the fence.

The sheriff’s office promotes their own campaign to lock your vehicles.

“Well, in my condo, the sheriff’s department will come around and they check our cars and if your car is unlocked, they leave you a nice little note on your car seat,” said John Berga.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson says the deputy’s vehicle was unlocked during the time of the burglary, but the deputy maintains he locked the vehicle and somehow Breaziel got into the car.

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri would not comment on the current matter, but did talk to News Channel 8 in 2015 about people leaving their vehicles unlocked.

“They have guns in the car and the guns are being stolen,” said Sheriff Gualtieri.

“I would think they would be even more concerned with locking their car than whether the average citizen is doing so,” Berga said.

The deputy has been with the department for 17 years.

The sheriff would not say whether the deputy would face disciplinary action.

Breaziel is charged with grand theft, armed burglary, burglary and resisting a law enforcement officer.

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