Thieves have broken into an army tank and stolen a number of weapons from it, according to the German Defence Ministry.
The incident took place in a military training area near Munster, Lower Saxony in February this year, The Local reported.
The items that were stolen included rifles, a pistol, a flare gun and radio devices.
Prosecutors are investigating the situation. A spokesperson for the ministry also said the weapons were not loaded at the time of the theft.
The German army is already involved in a scandal after two soldiers were arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist act.
Suspect Lieutenant Franco Albrecht managed to gain asylum status despite being from Germany, but he claimed he was a fruit seller from Syria, investigators said.
It is believed that he stole ammunition from army stocks.