Red Deer RCMP are investigating a residential break-in last month that resulted in the theft of 14 guns, an ipad and a pet corn snake between five and six feet long.
It happened on January 29 when Mounties attended an Oriole Park residence where the homeowners returned to discover the break-in which is believed to have occurred between 3 and 4 pm that day.
Police say the firearms stolen include a Glock 17 9 mm, Glock 22 .40 calibre, Glock 23 Generation 3 .40 calibre, Heckler and Koch USP 40 Custom Sport .40 calibre, Spikes Tactical custom AR15 build 5.56 mm, Beretta 92F, two Stevens 12 gauge shotguns, Stevens 32 single shot Rimfire rifle, Henry 22 rifle, Lakefield 22 bolt action rifle, two Lakefield 22 repeater rifles and a Winchester 22 repeater rifle.
“RCMP cannot confirm at this time if the break-in was targeted due to the presence of firearms or not, as the criminals went through the entire house and stole other items besides the guns,” says Red Deer RCMP Corporal Karyn Kay in a news release. “The firearms were appropriately licensed and stored and were owned by hobbyists, but it’s always a concern when firearms make their way into the hands of criminals, as happened in this case.”
RCMP remind the public it is a crime to purchase any item believed to be stolen property.
If you have any information regarding this crime, contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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