Police investigating the burglary of a Dargaville gun collector’s home are now able to release a list of the serial numbers of the weapons.
A total of 15 firearms were taken from the residential property on Tuesday night.
On Thursday a list of the firearms (some of which are valued at around $5000.00 each) was released, with an appeal for gun collectors and enthusiasts to contact Police if they see any of them for sale.
“The owner has provided us with a list of the serial numbers and again I am appealing to people in the sports shooting and firearms collector/enthusiast circles, if one of these should cross your path, please get in touch with us” says Detective Inspector Kevin Burke, Northland Police.
“They are obviously in the hands of criminals but they are worth a lot of money and that may motivate someone to try and sell them on” he says.
The serial numbers are as follows;
Walther P99 Pistol 01322401
POF MP5K SMG A11975
Taurus .357 Revolver NG976446
Colt .45 1911SS SS38703
AKS74U Assault Rifle 699330
IDS M4 Carbine MG4A5 08009425
Arsenal AK AR M9F AB486918
AKM Russian TY8535
IZHMASH AK74 2500786
IZHMASH AK74 5355562
Uberti Evil Roy Revolver ER3820
Uberti Evil Roy Revolver ER3881
Walther P38 4396C
Walther PP 430878
The owner has also provided Police with images that are the best likeness of the stolen firearms.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whangarei Police on 09 430 4520.
Information can also be given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.