An NYPD officer lost her uniform, badge, and personal belongings when her car was broken into in Williamsburg Sunday. The 24-year-old officer had been off-duty at the time of the break-in, and lost two bags, sneakers, her wallet, credit cards, and cash in addition to her police gear, the Daily News reports.
The officer had parked her car near the intersection of Meeker Avenue and Jackson Street, under the BQE, at roughly 1:30 p.m. Sunday and was away for 90 minutes only to return to find her passenger-side door damaged and her antenna missing. The News notes that she had been assigned to a Bronx precinct and is a three-year veteran at the NYPD.
Losing an official NYPD badge can cost officers as much as 10 days' pay and is such a chore to get replaced that many cops opt to wear imitation badges, also known as "dupes." Dupes are technically banned by NYPD policy and federal law prohibits the buying or selling of counterfeit police badges, but the Times has reported that their use amongst NYPD cops use is widespread. Last fall, an officer's loaded gun, uniform, badge and bulletproof vest were stolen from the trunk of his car in Fort Greene.
Requests for comment from the NYPD regarding whether or not the officer has been disciplined, and the status of the investigation, were left unanswered.