Banker stumbles across abandoned pistol in Eagle
Eagle, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado –A local banker called Eagle Police last week when he found a holstered gun in a vacant area adjacent to his workplace.
The banker told officers he was looking for a flat stone in an undeveloped area next to the bank when he spotted a leather holster on the ground. He turned over the holster and found the pistol. He left the gun as he found it an called police.
The responding officer reported that the gun was a .38 caliber pistol with one magazine and no rounds. The weapon was found around 6:30 p.m. and the officer said it must have been left in the area that day, June 16, because both the gun and the holster were dry and Eagle had experienced heavy rain the previous evening.
The officer surveyed the area and found no clues regarding the pistol ownership. A check of the gun’s serial number reveal no record. No security cameras from the bank are pointed in the area where the weapon was found.
Eagle Police took custody of the gun and notified area law enforcement agencies about the find.
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