Media release

Unlawful entry - stolen firearm - Tennant Creek


Northern Territory Police are investigating two unlawful entries of a home in Tennant Creek in which a firearm and a flat screen television were stolen.

Sometime between 7am on Saturday August 31 and 3:45pm yesterday, unknown offender/s forced entry into the unoccupied Blain Street home and caused a significant amount of damage before ransacking the place and stealing a rifle, a locked safe, a large amount of cash and jewellery.

The home was targeted again by offender/s overnight who unlawfully entered the home, removed a 65inch flat screen television from the wall and left.

Northern Territory Police are calling for anyone who may have heard or seen people acting suspiciously in the area of Blain Street during this time, to contact them.

“Without a doubt, the theft of a firearm by an unknown person is of a major concern and Northern Territory Police are exhausting all avenues to find it,” said Detective Acting Sergeant Andrew Nicholson

“We’ve released images of the actual firearm and two pieces of jewellery which we hope will assist us in locating them, or raise awareness within the community that these items are in fact stolen goods.”

The firearm is described as being a black coloured Browning Arms Co. XBOLT 22.250 Remington Bolt Action Rifle with a scope attached, which was in an orange and black soft firearm carry case.

The safe is described as being white/cream coloured, measuring 30cm x 20cm with a keypad on the front.

PFES Media