The Tourist Police Unit headquarters, located in the House of Culture compound on Regent Street, was burglarized, and 4 Bersa pistols (serial numbers 35576, 35577, 35575 and 35581), and an undisclosed amount of bullets and shotgun cartridges were stolen.
The burglary occurred between 4:30 Tuesday evening and 7:30 Wednesday morning, October 9.
Police reported that a quantity of .9mm live rounds, 12-gauge cartridges, .9mm magazines and (1) black Dell brand laptop (S/N # 2647059625) were also stolen. The estimated cost of the stolen items is not yet known.
Police said that they have detained a policeman and are seeking another policeman who they believe can greatly help their investigation.
Our newspaper was reliably informed that one of the policemen was suspected to have stolen money from the exhibit room, causing the person who was working in the room at the time to be charged with theft for the loss of the money.
The officer, however, won his case at court, and the department replaced the money.
The policeman has been removed from two different police locations, we were told.