Handgun, AR-15 stolen from unlocked truck in St. Augustine Beach

A St. Augustine Beach man reported that a handgun and semi-automatic rifle were stolen from his unlocked truck sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.


According to a report from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the 26-year-old man told a responding deputy that his mother noticed the door to his truck, which was parked in the driveway of their home in the 100 block of Southwind Circle, was ajar Wednesday morning.

When the man went outside to check on the vehicle, he noticed that a Taurus .380 handgun and a “custom built AR-15” were missing, the report says.

The man told the deputy that he had accidentally left the truck unlocked overnight.

The deputy noted that no neighboring homes appeared to have surveillance systems and that one other car in the neighborhood had been burglarized.

That report indicates only loose change appeared to have been taken.