On Feb. 16, a break, enter and theft of firearms was reported to the Comox Valley RCMP.
A residence, on the 2100 block of Stirling Cres, Courtenay, had been broken into overnight. The Comox Valley Forensic Identification Section was called to assist in the investigation.
“It is very concerning that this is the second report, in less than a week, where residences in the Comox Valley have been broken into and firearms stolen,” said Const. Robert Gardner, media relations officer for Comox Valley. “I cannot stress enough, the importance of ensuring all firearms are locked and properly secured.”
A Browing 12 gauge, over and under shotgun, a Mossberg 20 gauge, pump action shotgun and a Benelli 12 gauge pump action shotgun were stolen, as well as a 7mm bolt action, Oy Tikkakoski bolt action rifle.
Also being investigated, sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13, a residence was broken into on the 2800 block of Muir Road in Courtenay.
A variety of firearms were stolen including: two Maverick pump action 12-gauge shot guns; two savage Edge 22-250 rifles; one Russian SKS 30-06 rifle and one Mossberg .22 rifle.
If you know the whereabouts of these firearms, or have any information about either of these break, enter and thefts, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or, to stay anonymous, you can call the Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)