Thieves steal rifles from police station as officers watch soccer

Thieves steal rifles from police station as officers watch soccer

Police have launched a manhunt for thieves who broke into a police station and reportedly made aoff ay with bullets and firearms.

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A police report indicated the unknown individuals walked into the station on the night of Tuesday, 16 April when officers manning it had gone out to watch a football match at a nearby trading centre.

Upon return at around 1am, the officers were perplexed to find out a room used an armoury was broken into and three rifles and 20 rounds of ammunition missing.

"All the officers left the station and went to watch a UEFA football match at a nearby trading centre and on returning to their posts, they noticed the room of the officer in charge, which is also used as an armoury in which the steel box is kept, was broken into and three rifles and 20 rounds of ammunition missing," a police OB report said.

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Nandi: Thieves steal 3 rifles from police station as duty officers watch football match at shopping centre

Unknown number of thieves broke into a police station in Nandi county and made away with three G3 rifles and 20 rounds of ammunition.

However, two other magazines with 17 and 20 rounds were left untouched.

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Area authorities led by the commanding police division visited the crime scene and mobilised police officers to swing into action.

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In the meantime, a search for the suspects and recovery of the missing firearms is underway.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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