I have today received a pm from one of our members relating to a burglary at his house recently, and he wanted a warning passed on to us all.
During this burglary the front door was burst in, sledge hammered, and the house completely ransacked. During the ransacking they found what they were after, the keys to the gun safe. Having found these they took a number of shotguns and a C/F rifle, plus ammunition and cash. They left another rifle as the bolt for it was in another safe which they did not get into. They know what they are doing, they knew the rifle was no good without the bolt, so they left it and just took the ammunition for it. This all happened within a forty minute time frame that the house was left unattended.
The Police told our unfortunate friend, that this type of crime is on the increase, and that the house must have been under surveillance for sometime, even though this would have been difficult given it is a rural location.
It seems that the criminal fraternity are targeting houses where the owners have high value weapons.
You have been warned, be vigilant, be aware of strangers, strange vehicles, it looks as if you can trust no one.
We can only hope that these types soon get caught.