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Firearms stolen during break and enter - Lake Macquarie

Thursday, 29 June 2017 01:23:31 PM

Police are appealing for information after firearms were stolen from a home in the Lake Macquarie region.

Between 12.20pm and 3.10pm on Wednesday 14 June 2017, a home on Carrington Street, West Wallsend, was broken into.

Among the items stolen was a steel safe containing two firearms. The firearms, a Winchester .22-250 calibre rifle and a .22 calibre Baikal rifle, are registered.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command are investigating.

Police would like to reinforce the installation requirements of firearms safes. Information can be found at

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: 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.