Rob­ber flees with ri­fles and shot­guns

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

IN­FOR­MA­TION is wanted on a man who broke into a gun safe and fled with four firearms af­ter be­ing dis­turbed by the home­owner.

Sev­eral po­lice units at­tended an ad­dress on Ge­orge St in New Nor­folk about 5am yes­ter­day af­ter a woman re­ported a man break­ing into the gun safe in her shed.

In­spec­tor Philippa Burke last night said the two ri­fles and two shot­guns were reg­is­tered and no am­mu­ni­tion was stolen.

“Any­one who no­ticed any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the New Nor­folk area in the early hours of this morn­ing or who has in­for­ma­tion that could as­sist the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion is urged to come for­ward,” she said. “This is a se­ri­ous mat­ter and we be­lieve there are mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who ei­ther know the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble, or who may have been of­fered the stolen firearms.”

In­for­ma­tion can be provided to Bridge­wa­ter Po­lice on 131 444 or to Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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