An unknown number of burglars on Tuesday night pulled off one of the easiest heists in history when they broke into Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County and made away with guns and ammunition.
According to a Police report seen by this blog, officers on duty had abandoned the post and gone to watch UEFA Champions League matches at a nearby shopping centre.
The APs are attached to Kamorwon AP post some 19 kilometres east of Kobujoi Police Station.
They reportedly left the post at 7 pm to catch the Uefa Champions League match between Barcelona and Manchester United which started at 10 pm.
Upon returning to the post, they found that the commander’s room which also serves as the armoury had been broken into.
“All the officers left the post and went to watch UEFA football match at the nearby trading centre and on returning to the post, they noticed the room of the in-charge which is also used as an armoury in which the steel box is kept was broken,” the police report reads.
The thugs stole three G3 rifles: G3 FMP 77095029, G3 FMP 7709443 and G3 A3 F91879. They also made away with a magazine of 20 rounds of ammunition. They left behind only two magazines with 17 and 20 rounds.
Nandi South OCPD, OCS and AP Commander visited the scene and launched an operation to recover the stolen rifles and ammunition, as well as bring the culprits to book.