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Police in Sunderland have moved to reassure residents after two rifles and a shotgun were stolen from a car in the Southwick area of the city.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after three firearms were stolen for a car in Sunderland.
It happened in the vicinity of Old Mill Road in Southwick at around 12:48pm on Saturday.
Detective Inspector Paul Woods, from Northumbria Police said:
Any witnesses to the theft or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police are appealing for information after three firearms were stolen from a car in Sunderland.
The weapons - a shotgun and two rifles - were taken from a vehicle in the vicinity of Old Mill Road in Southwick at around 12:48pm on Saturday. Some ammunition was also stolen. The guns are held legally by the car owner.
Officers are keen to trace the firearms and those responsible for the theft.