NYPD Officer Accused of Stealing Guns from Precinct, Selling Them on Street
Nicholas Mina was arrested late Thursday and charged with conspiracy, grand larceny and sale of a firearm
An NYPD officer has been arrested for allegedly stealing guns from his precinct and selling them on the street, authorities said.
Nicholas Mina was arrested late Thursday and charged with conspiracy, grand larceny and sale of a firearm, among other crimes. Information on an attorney wasn’t immediately available.
The 31-year-old officer allegedly stole four guns from his colleagues’ lockers at the Ninth Precinct station house in the East Village and sold them to street buyers, sources familiar with the investigation told The New York Post.
Law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York one of the buyers was an undercover officer.
A six-year veteran of the force, Mina was part of a 24-hour security detail and had been assigned to guard the lockers after a series of thefts that included bulletproof vests, cash and an iPad along with the guns, the Post reported.
Mina allegedly sneaked one weapon out of the tightly watched locker room on April 22, after which a sergeant was assigned to watch the lockers, according to the paper.
Police also put in a security camera to monitor the entrance to the locker room and installed an additional lock on each locker.
Mina was arrested following an investigation by the NYPD Firearms Suppression Unit, Internal Affairs Bureau and Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Several other people who are not police officers were arrested as well. Their involvement in the alleged scheme was not immediately clear.
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