The FBI announced Tuesday that a gun stolen from an agent in San Francisco over the weekend was recovered during the execution of a federal search warrant.

The agent had reported that somebody broke into his car in the city's Alamo Square Sunday afternoon before snatching his .40-caliber Glock handgun, ID badge and credentials.

The FBI did not provide any more details on how investigators found the gun.

The theft followed a series of break-ins and burglaries involving stolen guns used in homicides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last summer, investigators said an illegal immigrant used a gun stolen from the vehicle of a Bureau of Land Management agent to kill 32-year-old Kate Steinle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.