Thieves take sawn-off shot­guns from Perth yacht club

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Suburbs Weekly -

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.

Pic­ture: Emma Good­win­mu­ni­ d436355

Au­thor Neville Green has writ­ten an ac­count of those from Cottes­loe who served in World War I.

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