Nicholas Mina, NYPD Officer, Arrested For Allegedly Stealing And Selling NYPD Guns

07/13/2012 09:39 am ET

An NYPD officer is accused of stealing firearms from fellow officers and illegally selling the guns on the street.

The New York Post reports Nicholas Mina was arrested on Thursday night after officials caught him sneaking into NYPD lockers to snatch four 9mm firearms from the Ninth Precinct in the East Village.

In addition, bulletproof vests and an iPad were also stolen. Four civilians were also arrested in connection to Mina's thefts.

31-year old Mina, a six-year veteran of the department, had been assigned to overnight patrols of the lockers after thefts began in February.

Mina's alleged crime follows the arrest of five NYPD officers in October who were caught smuggling firearms and slot machines. Some even allegedly took part in 12-person theft ring to steal boxes of cigarettes from tractor-trailers.

William Lasso, among the five NYPD officers arrested, pleaded guilty to the charges in February.

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