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UPDATE: Police concerned after guns taken from Pialba home

UPDATE 4.30PM: Police are concerned after eight firearms were taken from a Watson Rd, Pialba home on Tuesday night.

Maryborough police Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mick Polit said police were concerned the weapons were in the hands of criminals.

"There is a good chance the person(s) that stole them will be trying to sell them so if anyone in the public hears or sees anything related to the sale of firearms we would like them to let us know," he said.

The owner of the guns had registered the firearms and they were stored in a gun safe.

"All gun owners need to adhere to the legislation which is put in place to stop these thefts occurring," he said.

"This includes securing the gun safe to the floor."

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.

UPDATE: Police are continuing to investigate the theft of eight guns from a Pialba home on Tuesday night.

Detectives on Thursday said they were following strong leads and intelligence in order to find the weapons and the person who stole them.

It is believed more than one person was involved in in the theft.

The firearms were taken from the Watson St home of a registered gun owner between about 4pm Tuesday and 6am Wednesday.

They were stored correctly in a gun safe.

The weapons were taken from a garage.

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.

EARLIER: 

THIEVES broke into a garage and took a locked gun safe in order to steal at least eight weapons from a Watson St, Pialba home.

Police are still searching for the thieves and the firearms which were taken between 4pm on Tuesday and 6am Wednesday.

Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Constable Nathan Garrett said the weapons were taken from a shed at the back of a property near Charlton Esplanade and Beach Rd.

 

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He said the firearms had been secured in a gun safe and the owner had a weapons licence.

It is understood ammunition was also taken from the shed.

"It's obviously very concerning for any firearms to be out on the street in that capacity," he said.

Police are working to recover the guns which were stolen from a weapons enthusiast.

Plain clothes detectives and police officers were seen on Charles St and Alice St in Pialba yesterday searching the area.

The area on Alice St is across the road from the Pialba State School.

The Queensland Police Service website states that any firearms owned by licensed people must be registered and stored unloaded, with the bolt removed or the action broken.

Weapons must also be locked in a solid container and bolted to the frame or floor of a permanent structure if under 150kg.

"Container must be kept locked with a sturdy combination lock, keyed lock or keyed padlock," the website reads.

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  fraser coast police



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