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Police release images in bid to locate unique firearms

14 Sep, 2018 15:12 News Witness Appeals
Police release images in bid to locate unique firearms

Police have released images of three unique firearms stolen from a property in Bosham.

A total of 17 shotguns and rifles are reported to have been stolen sometime between 9.30pm on Wednesday 15 August and 1.30am on Thursday 16 August, while the homeowners were away.

Of these are a Blaser .338 Mag rifle, a Perazzi 12B shotgun and a 13B shotgun, all with their own distinguishable features.

A quantity of jewellery and tools, and two vehicles were also taken – the BMW was later recovered but the Ford Transit van, which has a white cab and a black flatbed, remains outstanding.

Detectives believe at least four suspects were involved in the burglary, but others may have knowledge of the current location of the stolen items.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Jamie Carruthers, said: “These firearms are all fully licensed and legally held by the owner, however they could prove lethal in the wrong hands, and for that reason we are determined to find them.

“We’re also keen to locate those responsible for the burglary – anyone with any information about the incident or the stolen items is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 355 of 16/08.”

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For advice on how to protect your home and belongings, visit our burglary prevention page.

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