RCMP seeking help for theft of firearms in Courtenay

Sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13, a residence was broken into on the 2800 block of Muir Road.

  • Feb. 15, 2016 7:00 p.m.

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.

Two laptop computers and a bowie knife were also stolen from the residence.

Although this was not an issue in this matter, the Comox Valley RCMP would like to remind the owners of firearms that safe, legal storage of these items is crucial.

As owners of weapons, you are responsible for ensuring a theft does not occur and you could be charged under the Criminal Code.  For information on the safe storage of firearms, please visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/storage-entreposage-eng.htm

The Comox Valley RCMP is requesting the assistance of the public to recover the stolen items and identify the person(s) responsible for the theft.

If you have information, please call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You do not have to reveal your identity to CrimeStoppers, and if you provide information to CrimeStoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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