Stolen firearms found in Bombala

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command are continuing their investigations after they located a number of firearms which had been reported stolen from the Bombala area on Sunday.

On August 31, 2014, an 84-year-old man contacted police after a .22 and a .222 calibre rifle, a drill, and a pair of binoculars were allegedly stolen from his car parked on Maybe Street on Saturday night.

Following inquiries by officers and detectives from Bombala and Cooma, a search warrant was executed on Maybe Street, Bombala, about 11pm Sunday.

Two rifles, a pair of binoculars, a drill, ammunition and a slingshot were allegedly located and seized.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Bombala Police Station.

He was charged with eight offences including unlawful possession of the firearms and ammunition and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The man was refused bail and will appear at the Queanbeyan Local Court Monday.

Those who own or may have firearms in their possession are reminded that it is their legal obligation to ensure their safe keeping, and to prevent unauthorised access to them. Safe storage requirements are available athttp://www.police.nsw.gov.au/services/firearms/safe_storage

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