Crime Stoppers

Stolen Firearms – Alice Springs

Tuesday 05-Jan-2016 11:31

Northern Territory Police are investigating the theft of two firearms in Alice Springs.

Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said Police received a report that a residence in Braitling had been unlawfully entered sometime between 7:00pm 3 January and 7:30am 4 January 2016.

“The offenders forced entry into the home and have thoroughly searched the premises. They located keys to the gun safe and stole two firearms with ammunition; a 22 calibre rifle and a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun.  The firearms remain outstanding at this stage but the matter is an active police investigation. 

“Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this matter to contact Police on calling 131 444 or Crime stoppers on 1300 333 000.

“This appears to be an opportunistic crime as it does not appear the firearms were specifically targeted.  It is however timely to remind people that if the keys to your gun safe are accessible to an offender; the effectiveness of your gun safe becomes very limited.

“Ensure your safe keys are secured well away from your gun safe.  If you go on holidays, take the keys with you or give them to someone else.  Don’t leave them behind and make life easy for a criminal,” said Detective Superintendent Wurst.