Arrests following theft of guns

Police have arrested a 17 year old and are investigating a second suspect following the theft of firearms from a Spalding home on Monday. 

Between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm on Monday 19 January 2015, Police alleged two males attended a residence on Osborne Street in Spalding.

It will also be alleged, the males forced a window to gain entry to the premises and stole various property items including jewellery and forced entry to a gun safe, stealing 2 firearms.

The home owner returned, allegedly disturbing the males who fled with the stolen property. Police responded to the incident and located the firearms hidden in nearby bushland.

At 8.15 am on Tuesday 20 January 2015, a 17 year old male was arrested and charged with burglary and stealing. He faced Geraldton Children’s Court on 20 January 2015. The matter is back before the court on 27 January 2015.

Inquiries are continuing in relation to the second male offender. 

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