Another public agency has had weapons stolen.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said that someone broke open a locker in the administrative offices of the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo S.A. in Limón.
Taken were five shotguns and five 9-mm. pistols a well as two bulletproof vests and ammunition, said judicial agents.
The weapons are used by the refinery’s own security force.
The weekend theft was discovered about 7 a.m. Monday when workers showed up at the offices, said the judicial agents. The refinery is a public agency.
The Policía de Tránsito lost hundred of new handguns when robbers raided a facility at its headquarters in Plaza Víquez in San José. Some of these weapons were recovered as far away as Panamá.