Police appeal after air weapons stolen from a car

Police are investigating after air weapons were stolen from a car in North Tyneside.

On Friday morning police received a report that a car parked off Lynn Road in North Shields had been broken into and a number of air weapons stolen from the boot. A sat nav was also stolen from the glove box.

It is understood four air rifles, 22 air pistols and one bright orange blank firing pistol were stolen, along with some hunting knives. All are legally held by the owner. Police are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the air weapons and the people responsible for the theft.

We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft or saw anything suspicious in the area as soon as possible.

In particular, anyone who knows the whereabouts of the large number of stolen air weapons should get in touch.

– Det Insp Neil Brotherton, Northumbria Police

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