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Assault weapons stolen in Dunedin raid

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/10/2016

Thieves have made off with a haul of military-style firearms and ammunition after a burglary in Dunedin.

Police say the 28 semi-automatic weapons, five rifles and 23 handguns, and a large amount of ammunition were stolen from a Maitland Street address on Tuesday.

The owner of the weapons is a firearms licence-holder and they were securely stored.

"It is extremely important to recover any firearm that is in the wrong hands and police are investigating this crime as a matter of priority," said Detective Senior Sergeant Kallum Croudis.

He said police want to made aware of any vehicle sightings or people trying to hide, trade or sell the weapons.

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