24 Sep 2019

Pistol still missing after police car theft

12:48 pm on 24 September 2019

Police are yet to recover a glock pistol stolen from a patrol car in Gore last month.

A police car parked on the street.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Hori Gemmell is currently before the courts facing charges over the incident in which a police patrol car was stolen and used to ram a second patrol car.

Two police-issue Glock pistols were taken from the vehicle.

The 24-year-old was arrested after a 40-hour manhunt and found in possession of one of the guns.

A police spokesperson says investigators are still searching for the second firearm.

No further arrests have been made in relation to the theft and a review of the incident will be completed soon.