Police are trying to trace four shotguns stolen from a gun cabinet during a burglary a home near Market Drayton between 7.10pm and 9.05pm on Friday, 10th January, 2014. (A Neighbourhood Watch update sent out on 14th Jan. gives the location of the property as Kenstone, Hodnet.) An appeal published yesterday on the West Mercia Police’s website states that they have issued details of the firearms in the hope they will be recognised if offered for sale.
Whilst searching through several rooms in the property the thieves discovered two sets of keys to open a gun cabinet and removed four firearms. Details of the shotguns are:
- A Zildiz 20-bore over and under shotgun, serial number 1509;
- A Beretta 12-bore over and under shotgun, serial number P50655B;
- A More and Brown side by side 12-bore shotgun;
- A Baikal 12-bore single barrel shotgun, serial number Y18094;
- Between 50 and 100 12-bore cartridges were also stolen.
Other items taken were a man’s stainless steel Rolex Oyster wristwatch, serial number 1127027; about £100 from a handbag and a quantity of foreign currency including Euros, Singapore and Australian dollars.
Anyone who is offered such firearms for sale in dubious circumstances should contact Shrewsbury police station by calling 101. Alternatively, Information can also be given to the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.