MALACCA: A Baretta shotgun under the possession of a game ranger from the National Parks and Wildlife Department has gone missing.
The 46-year-old ranger had stopped to perform his Friday prayers at a mosque in Pengkalan Minyak here yesterday afternoon.
He parked the department’s four-wheel drive, where the weapon was kept, near the mosque.
Melaka Tengah deputy OCPD Superintendent Razali Bakar said the game ranger found the vehicle broken into when he returned after prayers.
“The semi-auto shotgun was stolen and the front passenger window was smashed,” he said.
The firearm, he said, was not loaded.
“Also missing was a mobile phone,” he added.
Supt Razali said police launched a search to arrest the culprit.