GARY | A top Gary police officer is currently under investigation after allegedly leaving his firearm in a public restroom only to have it stolen.
Police said Capt. Charles Austin reported entering a restroom at the Old Village Shopping Center on the 3600 block of Grant Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, the officer left his weapon on a stall and then exited the restroom. Police said Austin left the premises only to realize later he had left his firearm back at the restroom.
Upon returning to the restroom, Austin reported the weapon was missing. Police said they are investigating the incident.