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Peterborough police pursuit leads to seizure of loaded gun, ammunition

According to police, a bag containing a gun and ammo was tossed out of a vehicle during a pursuit in the city. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police say a weapon was recovered during a short vehicle pursuit on Friday afternoon.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 4:30 p.m., officers tried to pull over a vehicle that had failed to stop at a stop sign in the area of Dalhousie and Rubidge streets.

The vehicle stopped briefly for the officers, but police say it fled the scene.

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“Officers followed, but the vehicle continued to accelerate heading westbound on Sherbrooke Street and the pursuit was called off,” police said.

Police say a bag was tossed out of the vehicle. Inside the bag were a loaded revolver and between 50 to 60 rounds of ammunition.

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Police continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online.