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Man to face court after stealing guns and ammunition from CSIRO

Lachlan Roberts 4 July 2019 1

The Giralang man will face court this morning. Photo: George Tsotsos.

A 35-year-old man will face court today (4 July) after he allegedly broke into a residence on CSIRO land and stole guns and ammunition.

Police allege that a number of firearms and ammunition were stolen from a residence on CSIRO land in northern Canberra between last Friday and Saturday (28 – 29 June).

After investigating the incident, ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a residence in Giralang yesterday afternoon (3 July).

During this warrant, police found a number of firearms and ammunition believed to be the items stolen from the CSIRO, as well as an amount of cannabis.

A 35-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with unauthorised possession of firearms, burglary, theft and drug possession.

One of the firearms found in the Giralang home. Photo: Supplied by ACT Policing.


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rationalobserver 10:26 pm 04 Jul 19

An old clunker air rifle.
In most countries in the world, this would not even be considered to be a firearm.

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