Hungry cops reported a theft from their own police station – after a thief made off with a tin of BISCUITS, it emerged today.
Sweet-toothed officers were so angry when the treats went missing from their control room kitchen they logged it as an official crime.
Details of the “theft” are unclear but it is thought officers suspected a colleague of nicking the biscuit tin from the station at Heavitree Road in Exeter, Devon.
The crime at Devon and Cornwall Police’s headquarters was logged on February 28, 2012 – and remains officially unsolved.
Officers have been forced to reveal the biscuit tin crime following a Freedom of Information request.
A spokesman for the force said staff are encouraged to report stolen goods regardless of value.
He said: “In the spirit of openness and transparency these details are recorded and made available to the public through FOI requests.
“In the case of the biscuit tin it was recorded as a theft in the workplace but no formal investigation took place.”
The biscuits were among a bizarre list of property recorded as stolen from police stations in Devon and Cornwall in 2012.
They include a lace dress, hair tongs, two reflective vests and the petrol cap off a panda car.
Stab jackets, a set of car keys and eight DVDs were also reported missing – but none of the 28 items have ever been recovered.
Thefts recorded by the same force in 2011 included a betting slip, an unwritten parking ticket and a fleece jacket.