Police investigate theft of firearms from property at Singleton

Police are investigating after a number of firearms were stolen from a property in Singleton yesterday.

About 7pm on Monday ,November 27, the 69-year-old occupant of a rural property on the New England Highway, Singleton, returned from a week’s vacation and noticed two shipping containers on his property had been broken into.

Inside one of the containers was a gun safe that had been opened and a total of 14 firearms and ammunition had been removed.

Police from Hunter Valley Local Area Command were called and an investigation was commenced.

In total, six double barrel shotguns, eight rifles and two boxes of ammunition was stolen from the property.

Police are seeking anyone with information that may be able to assist the investigation to contact detectives at Hunter Valley Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.