Friday, 27 June 2014 8:31am
Stolen guns a concern in Millicent
Guns have been taken from a locked cabinet in Millicent after owners were away on holiday.
Between 11 June and 18 June the Millicent home was broken where it appears the offender has searched through the house to find the keys to a gun cabinet.
Two 12 gauge shotguns and a .22 calibre rifle were stolen along with a quantity of cash.
Given the theft of firearms, this incident is of serious concern to police.
Anyone who may have information about the break in or may know of the whereabouts of the stolen firearms are is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at sa.crimestoppers.com.au
Police have recently launched Operation Unification – a national campaign calling on the public to help police take illicit guns off our street. Operation Unification runs until Sunday, 29 June.
This nationwide Operation is being run in conjunction with Crime Stoppers Australia.
SAPOL Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson said there is a devastating link between illicit firearms and the danger they present to our community.
“As part of Operation Unification, we’re urging the public to help end gun violence by calling Crime Stoppers with any information about illicit firearms,” he said.
Crime Stoppers SA Chair, Ms Sharon Hanlon said everyone in the community had a part to play in reducing the number of illegal firearms.
“Crime Stoppers is an important crime-solving program and we rely on information from the public about criminals and criminal activity,” Ms Hanlon said.
“If anyone sees something or hears something about illegal firearms they should say something by calling Crime Stoppers on the toll free number 1800 333 000 or making a report online by visiting sa.crimestoppers.com.au” she said.