Appeal after firearms stolen during break-in - Wellington

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 03:06:04 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance after firearms were stolen during a break and enter in the state’s Orana region.

About 9.30am yesterday (Monday 3 January 2021), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District received reports of a break-in at a home on Marsh Street, Wellington, believed to have occurred between 3.30pm on Sunday (2 January 2022) and 9.30am yesterday.

Police have been told nine rifles, two shotguns, ammunition, a compound bow and a safe were stolen from the home.

Officers established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police, and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As part of inquiries, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or suspicious activity in the area – or who has dashcam or mobile phone footage from the area during the mentioned period – to contact Wellington Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.