Thieves target gun lockers

A string of gun thefts has cops worried about weapons ending up in the hands of professional criminals. Over a dozen firearms and a car were stolen last Thursday night from the New Constabulary subdivision in Marsh Lake.

A string of gun thefts has cops worried about weapons ending up in the hands of professional criminals.

Over a dozen firearms and a car were stolen last Thursday night from the New Constabulary subdivision in Marsh Lake.

Thieves cut the lock off a gun locker in a workshop and stole two Winchester rifles, a 30.30 lever action and a 308 bolt action.

Nothing was else was stolen from the site, said police in a news release.

That same night, a second workshop was broken into. Again, gun lockers were broken open and 11 weapons were stolen.

A sandy brown-coloured 2006 Buick Lucerne was also stolen from the second site.

All the rifles were registered and the car’s licence is EJJ63.

The gun thefts are more likely the work of organized criminals who will use the weapons for crime rather than recreation, say police.

“I would suspect that it is related to crime,” said Sgt. Don Rogers, RCMP spokesperson.

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