Firearms stolen from a police station

2468 police rifle 1By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Police are calling for information following an unlawful entry and theft of three firearms from the remote police station in Finke, south of Alice Springs.

 

Assistant Commissioner Danny Bacon says that a safe, containing the weapons and multiple cans of oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, was stolen whilst officers were not in the community.

 

The firearms are a .22 Bruno CZ Rifle, a .308 Remington 700 (similar to the one pictured) and a 12 gauge Remington 12G.

 

“We urge anyone with any information to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” says Assistant Commissioner Bacon.

 

 

UPDATE September 1, 11:20am

 

Police have recovered three firearms stolen from the Finke Police Station on 25 August.

 

Four men have been charged in relation to the incident.

 

The .22 Bruno CZ rifle was located at Yuendumu on Tuesday 29 August and the .308 Remington 700 was located in Ernabella, South Australia last Friday.

 

The 12G Remington shotgun was located yesterday at Charles Creek Camp, in Alice Springs.

 

Four men and boy aged 16, 19, 20 and 23 have been charged with a string of offences. Two have been remanded in custody, and two were bailed.

 

 

 

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