A Fairfield Beach Road resident reported to police Monday that an assault rifle is missing from his garage.
According to police, the gun is an AR15 Bushmaster rifle -- the same type of semi-automatic weapon used by the gunman in the Dec. 14 Newtown school shooting. The gun is valued at $400.
The complainant's home has been under renovations for the past month and a half due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the garage has not been secured since the storm. The gun's cloth case was left in the garage, according to the report.
Under state law, a permit is not required to store a rifle in a home or business, police said. This is under investigation.