Police probe firearm thefts

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Police are investigating firearm thefts in the Great Southern.

Albany Detectives are seeking assistance with three burglary incidents that occurred at rural properties in Kendenup and Frankland River on Monday, May 20 2019.

The first incident occurred between 7am and 1pm at a property along Martagallup Road.

Police said unknown persons used the victim’s vehicle to ram a wall of the house before forcing entry to a gun safe and stealing five firearms and ammunition.

A small sum of cash and personal belongings were also taken. The firearms stolen during this incident have since been recovered.

The second incident occurred between 7am and 1pm at a property along Gough Road, where unknown persons forced entry to the home and stole a number of personal belongings and a small sum of cash.

An empty gun cabinet was also accessed, however nothing was taken.

The third incident occurred around 2pm and 3pm at a property along Frankland-Cranbrook Road.

Unknown persons have gained entry to the home and stolen a large sum of cash and a firearm.

Detectives believe these incidents are linked.

Anyone who may have been in the incident areas between 12pm and 4pm on Monday 20 May and have dash-cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au

Detectives would like to remind owners to remain security conscious and ensure firearms are secured appropriately.

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