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Deactivated firearm stolen in burglary

March 13, 2013, 4:59 pm

Police are appealing for information after a deactivated firearm was stolen in a Houghton burglary.

It happened between 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday, March 11, at a house off Durham Street in Fencehouses, when burglars got in through an insecure door and stole the firearm and a bottle of whiskey.

The firearm is a Colt 44 Calibre revolver and it is deactivated, with no firing mechanism and closed barrels, so has no capacity to fire ammunition. The item was owned for display purposes only.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Neighbourhood Inspector Lisa Musgrove said: “We’re appealing for anyone who sees this stolen firearm or knows of its whereabouts to get in touch with police at the earliest opportunity.

“I’d also urge anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area or who witnessed the burglary to get in touch with us. We’re carrying out enquiries to trace those responsible and extra patrols are taking place.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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