Thieves take weapons from office of refinery

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.

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