Someone "binked the lock" to open the car and steal the weapon and its ammunition.
Someone stole an assault rifle and ammunition from a car parked at a Maryland Heights hotel Monday evening, according to a KMOV report. Public relations officer Steve Osterloh said a Bushmaster AR-15 and 100 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition were stolen from a locked car that was parked at the Drury Inn Hotel. He said the person “binked the lock,” which uses an ice pick or small screwdriver to poke a hole beneath the lock and open the car, to enter the car. It is unknown whether the weapon was registered, but Osterloh said this is the same kind of weapon used by most police departments. The police have no suspects at this time, he said, and the investigation continues. For other crime coverage, check out: