Police investigate stolen firearms
Albany police are investigating stolen firearms from a property in Napier.
Five firearms were taken from a cabinet from the farm on Takenup Road while the owner was in Perth.
Sergeant Greg Webb said CCTV footage from the home owner shows a car entering the property.
“In reporting it to police, the owner said he had CCTV footage at the front of his property on the entrance gate, his footage revealed there was entry to his property by a Holden commodore that had covered up its number plates,” he said.
Police believe the firearms were taken between Friday March 29 and Tuesday 2nd April 2.
“The time stamp on the footage indicates it was at March 30, but the owner is not sure if the time stamp is the right time but we certainly know that it was in the early hours of the morning or late at night,” Sgt Webb said.
“It shows one offender wearing a balaclava, a cap and a hoodie, covering their face and using a jacket over their hands.”
The property owner is a licensed firearm holder and told police he didn’t recognise the car or the people in the footage.
Sgt Webb said police are investigating how the offenders broke into the cabinet and gained access to the firearms.
“He owner had a safe that had recently been inspected, he had done everything right but unfortunately the people who came onto the property had an idea that he had firearms there as that was the main thing stolen,” he said.
“We would really like to speak to the people in the video, maybe they saw something, maybe they are the offenders – we don’t know but we want to talk to them.”
“The end result is that there are five firearms in the wrong hands, we are concerned about that as is the community; burglary is bad, but firearms stolen makes it even worse so we would really like them back in the hands of the licensed firearm holder.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Albany Police.
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