Police make arrest after firearm thefts in western suburbs, South Australia

Detectives from Serious Firearms Crime Investigation Section are appealing for help from the public as they continue to investigate the theft of a large number of firearms in the western suburbs.

A total of 14 firearms were stolen as a result of two targeted break-ins on a private residence in Seaton. The firearms stolen include handguns and rifles.

The first incident occurred on the evening of Tuesday 13 April and the second theft occurred between the early hours of Monday 17 May and the early evening of Thursday 20 May.

As a result of investigations, police searched two addresses in Woodville South on Friday 28 May and recovered stolen property and firearms parts matching those allegedly stolen from the Seaton address.

A 32-year-old Woodville South man was arrested and charged with two counts of serious criminal trespass, two counts of theft and two counts of breach of bail. He was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

Police are seeking assistance from the public with any information that may assist investigators to identify those involved and recover the stolen firearms.

Anyone with information about this matter or information about the unlawful possession of firearms, is urged to phone Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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