Thieves take sawn-off shotguns from Perth yacht club
THIEVES stole three shotguns in a daylight raid when they walked in and out of Royal Perth Yacht Club, Crawley.
Detective-Constable Chris Jacob said two of the thieves had the sawn- off, double-barrelled weapons when they walked from the club on Australia II Drive, Crawley between 8 and 9am on April 11.
The guns were used to fire blanks at starts and finishes of yacht races on the Swan River and police are concerned they will join the trade in stolen weapons.
Det-Constable Jacob said there was no issue with the club’s measures to protect the guns because they were taken only after the thieves had forced open a gun cabinet in a secure area of the riverside building.
Two of the thieves entered the club through an open sliding door for members’ access, before a yachts- man saw one of guns under a thief’s jacket as the pair walked out of the club. The men and a woman drove off in a grey Toyota RAV 4WD. CCTV is being examined.
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