Police at Kamorwon AP post are still searching for three G-3 rifles that were stolen Tuesday night after officers, who were on duty left the post unmanned to watch the UEFA Champions League matches at a nearby shopping centre.
On Tuesday night, when Barcelona was tearing Manchester United apart, the officers also joined the hundreds of fans in following the proceedings.
The thieves’ took advantage of the security lapse to sneak away with long-range riffles and a magazine with 20 rounds of ammunition.
“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 officer in-charge which is also used as an armoury in which the steel box is kept was broken,” the police report stated.
The rifles registration number G3 FMP 77095029, G3 FMP 7709443 and G3 A3 F91879 were stolen along with a 20 rounds magazine. The robbers however spared two other magazines with 37 rounds.
Barcelona beat Man U 4-0 on aggregate while Ajax eliminated Juventus 3-2 (agg) to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions league.