Thursday April 5, 01:24 PM Army captain arrested over weapon theft An Australian army captain is the alleged mastermind of the theft and sale of eight defence force rocket launchers, police say. The Australian Federal Police and NSW Police Force now say eight, not seven, anti-tank weapons were stolen from the military. Police on Thursday arrested two men, aged 46 and 39, from Wattle Grove and Mount Annan, in Sydney's south-west, and a 63-year-old woman from Tahmoor, south-west of Sydney, in simultaneous police raids about 6am (AEST) on Thursday. NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Terry Collins said the 46-year-old man was an army captain who worked closely with munitions. "We will allege that a captain in the defence force was a mastermind and a key player in regard to the theft and distribution of these (rocket launchers) to criminal elements in the community," Mr Collins told reporters. "We will allege the captain had intimate knowledge and had worked very closely in the area where he had access to those type of weapons." The second man is a former ADF officer, but police would not give any details of when he left, his former rank or where he worked. Formal charges are yet to be laid against the three people, but it was expected they would face Sydney's Central Local Court later on Thursday. Police said the two men are expected to face charges of theft of Commonwealth property among other offences.