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Guns of Hackett stolen

By johnboy - 8 September 2011 5

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a theft of registered firearms from a residence in Hackett yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 7 September).

Around 3.55pm police were called to the house in Steele Street after the resident returned home to find the side door to the garage forced open.

Inside the garage police found a secure gun locker broken into and two firearms taken.

The firearms stolen include a BRNO model .22 calibre rifle with scope and a Simpson SUHL side by side barrel shotgun.

Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity around Steele Street in Hackett to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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5 Responses to
Guns of Hackett stolen
matt31221 4:32 pm 08 Sep 11

Oh man I wish people would secure their firearms better. In the garage is not good enough. Inside your house in a dynabolted approved safe with dogs and BTB alarm (even if the alarm is in the safe room only) is the only way to go I reakon.

p1 12:00 pm 08 Sep 11

Captain RAAF said :

If the guns were just hidden behind some old spare tyres or under a pile of old tarps, the thieves would have never found them!

Split the difference and put an old tarp over the gun cabinet?

Captain RAAF 10:53 am 08 Sep 11

breda said :

So the thieves didn’t bother with the house, just went straight to the ‘secure’ gun locker in the garage and unsecured it?

If I recall, there was a similar incident in Braddon or thereabouts recently, where guns were ‘securely’ stored in a shed in the back yard. Once again, the thieves seemed to know where to look.

Perhaps the firearm storage regime needs some tweaking, apart from inquiries being made about how these thieves mysteriously know where to look and when.

You can’t stop them, you can just slow them down. Forcing people to store their firearms in approved cabinets just makes them easier to identify. If someone had broken into the garage to steal tools and then saw a gun cabinet in the corner, then you can see why they would have a crack at the guns. If the guns were just hidden behind some old spare tyres or under a pile of old tarps, the thieves would have never found them!
Also, many people in order to have firearms, must be a member of the SSAA and they will send you their magazine each month. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see this magazine poking out of the letter box to put two and two together and determine that there are guns there somewhere.

breda 10:28 am 08 Sep 11

So the thieves didn’t bother with the house, just went straight to the ‘secure’ gun locker in the garage and unsecured it?

If I recall, there was a similar incident in Braddon or thereabouts recently, where guns were ‘securely’ stored in a shed in the back yard. Once again, the thieves seemed to know where to look.

Perhaps the firearm storage regime needs some tweaking, apart from inquiries being made about how these thieves mysteriously know where to look and when.

p1 10:04 am 08 Sep 11

inside the garage police found a secure gun locker broken into and two firearms taken.

Hmmmm, there is a logical disconnect between a secure locker, and one which can be broken into.

Formerly secure maybe?

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