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Eight stolen firearms recovered in Palmerston North

Published: Sun 28 Apr 2019 04:47 PM
"Eight stolen firearms recovered in Palmerston North"
Eight firearms have been recovered by police following a burglary at the Palmerston North police station on Thursday 25 April.
The eight firearms were recovered in Palmerston North earlier today as part of the ongoing investigation into the burglary.
Locating the three remaining firearms which are still unaccounted for continues to be a high priority for Central District police.
Of the 11 firearms taken in the burglary, one was unlawful under the new Government legislation.
This weapon is among the eight which have been recovered today.
The remaining firearms were older guns and a BB gun which were not covered under the new legislation but were awaiting destruction, or were being held as exhibits.
Acting Central District Commander Inspector Sarah Stewart says police are very focused on securing the remaining three firearms.
"We continue to appeal for anyone with information to contact us. You can speak to Palmerston North police directly on 0800 351 3600 or you can provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
"The investigation team has worked tirelessly throughout the weekend and they will continue to do so," says Ms Stewart.
A 38-year-old man appeared in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday charged with burglary and was remanded in custody until 21 May.
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