Croatian police probe huge theft from own headquarters

Associated Press

Zagreb, Croatia — Croatian police are investigating the reported theft of 280,000 euros ($320,000) and 4.4 pounds of gold — all snatched from the headquarters of the Croatian police.

Helena Biocic of the police media office confirmed Monday that the theft had taken place, but refused to reveal any details.

The Jutarnji List newspaper, which reported what was taken, says the heist occurred late Sunday. The report says the thieves got in by the fire stairs and broke into the office of the organized crime department chief, Zeljko Dolacki.

The daily says police found an overturned, empty safe in the morning.