Where's the gun? Shotgun stolen from property

POLICE are searching for a 12-gauge shotgun that has been stolen from a property in Grantham.

Gatton police acting officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Rowland Browne said the Gatton Criminal Investigation Branch was investigating the circumstances of the theft, that was reported on Monday.

"Police are concerned for the whereabouts of the gun in the community."

He said thieves cut through a screen on a security door, before reaching in to unlock the door.

Jewellery and other personal items were also stolen.

He said the gun was allegedly unsecured, giving opportunity to thieves during the break-in.

"We're investigating the security of the gun at the time of the break-and-enter," Sen Sgt Browne said.

"The gun could be sold on, could be thrown in a creek, or kept for years, you just don't know."

He said break-ins around Grantham were uncommon.

"Nine times out of 10, someone goes in and knocks off the ride-on mower or pumps near a fence-line," he said.

Gatton police are reminding owners of their responsibility around gun security and compliance with the Weapons Act.

"Police do not believe the house was targeted specifically for the firearm," he said.

"Failing to secure a weapon can come with a significant fine."

If you have information on the theft, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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