A firearm, two magazines and ammunition (pictured) surrendered to police at the Mt Gambier Police Station as part of a state wide amnesty, was stolen more than 20 years ago. The weapon is among hundreds that have been surrendered to police and approved firearms dealers in the first month of the amnesty.
Inquiries have revealed that the items were stolen from a house in Mt Gambier in 1993.
“We know that criminals value these type firearms – and the opportunities they present to commit further crimes – so we are pleased to have this weapon handed in to us,” said Superintendent Kym Hand, from the SA Police Firearms Branch.
“This firearms amnesty means people can surrender unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms without fear of prosecution.”
The Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 June 2016.
For a full list of participating dealers and for more information:
Phone: 1800 586 945 – Amnesty Information Line staffed Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm