Police appealing for firearm owners to be vigilant with safe storage after two stealings on rural properties.

Monday, 06 March 2017 01:53:49 PM

Police are appealing for all firearms owners to be vigilant in storing their firearms safely after police were called to two stealings on rural properties over the weekend.

In the first incident, police were called to a rural property on Warrah Creek Road, Warrah, 90km south of Tamworth.

The owner of the property told police that a firearm and a quad bike had been stolen from the location sometime between Saturday 4 March 2017 and Sunday 5 March 2017.

While at the property officers examined the firearm safe and seized two firearms that were not stored securely.

Police from Hunter Valley Local Area Command are investigating the incident.

In a second event, on Sunday 5 March 2017, police were called to a property on Pretty Pine Road, Moulamein, in the Riverina area.

Police from Deniliquin Local Area Command attended and were told that a firearm had been stolen from the property sometime between Sunday 15 January 2017 and Sunday 5 March 2017.

The owner, a 20-year-old man, was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offence of not keep firearm safe and is due to appear at Deniliquin Local Court on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

Officers are investigating both of these incidents and are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward.

Police would like to remind all firearms owners to ensure all firearms in their possession are lawfully registered and are vigilantly kept within safe storage guidelines. Officers conduct regular firearms audits for all registered firearms holders.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.