Dongara police, Geraldton detectives investigate Irwin theft that saw three rifles stolen from property safe

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Midlands Road, Yandanooka
Camera IconMidlands Road, Yandanooka Credit: JANET MALONE/Supplied by Geraldton Region Far

Geraldton detectives, along with Dongara police, are investigating an alleged burglary in Irwin which saw multiple firearms stolen from the property’s gun safe.

Police allege on Monday, October 3, between 3pm and 5pm, a home on Midlands Road in Irwin was broken into after suspects “gained entry by unknown means”.

Acting officer-in-charge Detective Sergeant Simon Harrison said once the suspects were inside, they rummaged through multiple rooms of the house and stole multiple items.

“(The suspects) located a firearm key and gained access to the firearms cabinet, stealing three firearms,” he said.

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Det. Sgt Harrison confirmed detectives completed a forensic examination of the home and inquiries were in progress.

Dongara police acting officer-in-charge Senior Constable Shannon Stubbs said police were alerted by nearby farming properties who observed suspicious behaviour in the area.

“We are attentively connecting those dots,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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