POLICE are investigating the theft of firearms and ammunition from a house at New Norfolk yesterday (Monday). A spokesman said police were called to a house in North Crescent at about 4.30pm after the owner had returned home to find the front door lock had been forced open.
The owner’s gun safe and a separate container containing ammunition had also been forced open. Missing are three double-barrel shotguns, three rifles and one single-barrel shotgun, plus a quantity of ammunition.
Police ask that anyone with information contact Bridgewater CIB on 131 444. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.
In another incident, police yesterday announced that they had charged a 58-year-old Derwent Valley man with multiple firearms offences following an unannounced inspection. A spokesman said it was alleged that six unregistered semi-automatic prohibited firearms and more than 90kg of reloading powder had been found.
The man was bailed and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date. His firearms dealers licence was suspended.
Information about illegal firearms can be provided to police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.