Devonport man charged with stealing and firearms offences

A 29-year-old Devonport man has been charged with stealing and firearms offences, following a search of a Devonport property last week.

Last Thursday police from Devonport CIB and Devonport Uniform attended an address to execute a search warrant.

As police arrived the man ran from the address and was quickly apprehended in a neighbouring backyard, carrying two stolen firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

The search of the property was then conducted with police locating a large quantity of what are believed to be stolen hand tools, power tools and construction equipment.

Police believe the items were stolen in separate burglaries from various locations in the greater Devonport area over a period of six months.

Police have returned a significant amount of the property to their rightful owners; however, some items are yet to be returned.

Investigating officers would like to identify the owners of the remaining property. Anyone who recognises any of the items in the attached images is asked to contact Devonport CIB on 131 444.




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