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For the second time in a little more than a month, a Winnipeg police officer has lost the ammunition magazine for a service gun.
The magazine was lost between 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 and 1 a.m. on Feb. 5, while the officer was working. It contains 15 rounds of ammunition.
Over the Christmas break, an officer also lost an ammunition magazine. Const. Jay Murray could not say whether it has been found or returned.
"This is a problem that isn't unique to Winnipeg. It happens to forces all across North America," Murray said.
Officers can find themselves climbing fences, chasing suspects or crawling into tight spaces with the magazines attached to the chest or hip with a clip, he said.
"Unfortunately, things become dislodged from their belts," Murray said.
The officers have retraced their steps without success in finding the ammunition.
The magazine is black plastic and about 15 centimetres long by five centimetres wide.
Police request that anyone finding the magazine turn it into a police station or contact the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.