Burglars steal riot gear from Army National Guard armory in Ontario

Someone cut through a fence and burglarized the Army National Guard armory in Ontario on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, getting away with riot gear and other equipment but apparently no firearms.

The burglary was discovered sometime after 4 p.m. The armory is at 950 N. Cucamonga Ave.

Ontario police Officer Eliseo Guerrero, a department spokesman, said the stolen items included expandable batons, shields, face shields, body restraints and megaphones. But he said early indications were that no firearms or ammunition were taken.

An employee of the armory noticed the cut fence and alerted police, Guerrero said. The riot gear and equipment were kept inside a large metal storage container.

National Guard staff were doing an inventory to understand how much equipment was stolen, Guerrero said.

No information on possible suspects or motive in the burglary were available. A voice message was left at the armory seeking comment. Officers are seeking possible security camera footage of the incident.

News of the burglary was broadcast to Inland law enforcement agencies.

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