Daring thieves on Tuesday night gained entry into Kobujoi Police Station in Nandi County and got away with three rifles and several rounds of ammunition.
Reports indicate officers at the station had stepped out to watch the UEFA champions league match between Manchester United and Barcelona last night.
Upon returning to the station from the market centre, the officers were shocked to find the station’s armory, which acts as a storage for the guns, broken.
“On entering the house, they found the steel box [which contained the guns and ammunition] was also broken into,” reads a statement by Corporal Rodgers Masiwa, who filed a report at Kobujoi Police Station at 1am.
The officers discovered that three rifles with magazines of 20 rounds of ammunition each were missing.
The robbers are said to have left behind two magazines with 20 and 17 rounds of ammunition each.
“Three rifles: G3 FMP 77095029, G3 FMP 7709443 and G3 A3 F91879 each with a magazine of 20 rounds of ammunition of 7.62mm [were found] missing, with 17 and 20 rounds [of ammunition] left behind,” Masiwa said.
Nandi South OCPD confirmed the incident.
Area OCS and AP Commander also visited the station after the incident was reported.
Police have launched investigations into the theft.