Police in Hobart are appealing for public help to track down 15 firearms stolen from a house on the eastern shore.

They say a group of offenders broke into the family home on Currajong Street at Mornington sometime between 5:00pm and 10:00pm on Saturday night while the owners were out.

The offenders made off with shot-guns and rifles, which were being stored in safe, along with a television, laptop, and welder.

Acting Inspector Craig Joel says the firearms are registered and the theft was reported immediately.

He says police are following several leads.

"It's just a family home and it's just a registered firearms owner, so it's nothing out of the ordinary it's just, and that's why we're so interested to get some public assistance, bearing in mind that it is a community area, therefore we'd hope that somebody might have seen something."

Acting Inspector Joel says the owners arrived just as the thieves were fleeing on foot.

He is not ruling out a connection to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

"That's something that we will consider but it's not something we have any evidence whatsoever to support," he said.

"We will consider looking at all avenues of inquiry including at other incidents which have occurred around the state.

"Unfortunately no information at the present has been forthcoming and that's what we're asking the public to give us that assistance for."

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel