Guns, cars stolen as thieves strike NSW town

THREE rifles, two cars and one shotgun have been stolen during separate break-ins in north-west NSW yesterday.

It’s alleged thieves first broke into a Hope Street home in Bourke and nicked a Toyota Landcruiser sometime between 8.15pm on Thursday and 6.30am on Friday.

The resident left the location about 7.45am to look for the Landcruiser, and returned about 10.30am.


During this time, intruders again gained access to the home and stole four firearms from a safe, including a Ruger M77 .222 calibre Rifle, a BRNO 1 .22 calibre Rifle, a Browning GP/TRAP under over 12 Gauge Shotgun, a Stoeger X10 .177 Calibre Air Rifle.

Meanwhile between 4.20am and 8am yesterday, someone gained access to a Richard Street home and stole a Holden Commodore.

About 5pm, both vehicles were located in bushland between Parkdale Road and the Darling River and have been seized for forensic examination.

Police are investigating the break-ins, which are believed to be linked.

Anyone with information that may assist Bourke detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.