Thursday, January 29, 2009

Romanian police investigate weapons theft

BUCHAREST, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Romanian police continued Thursday to check all vehicles entering or leaving the capital Bucharest after a weapons and ammunition depot was broken into the previous night.

About 50 weapons are reported missing from the depot, the locks on which were found broken Wednesday night, said police, without specifying the type of the missing weapons.

Riot police, traffic police and rapid intervention units have set up checkpoints at all entries and exits of the capital, as well as in several towns, a police spokesman said.

Emergency measures were taken at border checkpoints as well.

Employees of a technical unit of the Romanian army in Ciorogarla village near the capital first noticed Wednesday night that a seal on a weapons depot had been broken, Defence Ministry spokesman Constantin Spanu said.

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