Police fear for public safety after guns robbery
By Clare Carswell
DETECTIVES are hunting thieves who stole a number of guns from a property in broad daylight.
Police were called to the property on the outskirts of Newburgh in Fife after the occupants discovered the house had been disturbed.
There were a number of household items missing as well as the firearms.
The officer investigating the theft, Detective Sergeant Alan Stewart said: “The property was broken into during the day time and amongst other items stolen were two metal gun cabinets which contained a number of legally held firearms, it would appear that the thieves have gone to great effort to steal these firearms.
“Clearly we are concerned that these weapons have been removed from the property and have the potential to pose a risk to public safety.
“The gun cabinets were taken during the raid and have in all probability been forced open to allow the removal of the weapons.
“These metal cabinets may well have been discarded and are of particular interest to the police.
“Whilst specific enquiries will take place in relation to the theft of the firearms, I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between Newburgh and Abernethy yesterday, such as any unusual vehicles parked in side roads or farm tracks, or if anyone knows anything regarding the current whereabouts of the guns or gun cabinets to please get in touch with the police.”
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