Items swiped from feds in Corktown

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two federal agents had property stolen Wednesday evening from their vehicles parked in Corktown, according to police.

The agents found damage to the vehicles around 7:40 p.m. when they returned to a rear parking lot on the 1200 block of Porter, said Officer Jennifer Moreno.

The agents were in the area for a meeting, said Khaalid Walls, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“An unmarked, government-owned vehicle assigned to an ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent was broken into while parked during an authorized dinner meeting,” Walls said Thursday in an email. “While no firearms were stolen, multiple empty rifle magazines and several personal electronics devices were taken from the vehicle.”

Detroit police described the government-owned vehicle as a gray 2012 GMC Acadia.

A second agent had a laptop and a set of personal keys stolen from a personally owned white 2015 Toyota Corolla, Moreno said.

“There were no injuries, and no firearms or classified information was stolen,” Moreno said.

Walls said the second federal agent is not a member of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations unit.

A silver or light-colored Pontiac vehicle was seen leaving the scene, Moreno said.

The investigation into the larcenies is on-going.

“An investigation into the break-in is currently being handled by the Detroit Police Department and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility,” Walls said.

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