11 training weapons stolen from State Police

State police cruiser (file).

SIMSBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police Detectives are investigating after 11 weapons, used for training exercises, were stolen from the Firearms Training Unit in Simsbury.

Trooper Kelly Grant tells News 8 they discovered that a storage case that contained 11 non-lethal firearms was missing on Monday morning. An investigation revealed that a forced entry was made through the second floor office door.

On August 19, a burglar alarm had been activated at the Nod Road facility, prompting Simsbury Police to respond. Local police checked the door, which appeared locked and cleared the scene.

The stolen weapons do not fire bullets, only paint balls, according to Trooper Grant.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact State Police at 860-534-1000.