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Two men arrested over firearms burglary

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/11/2016

Police have arrested two men over a firearms burglary in Dunedin. © Martin Hunter/Getty Images Police have arrested two men over a firearms burglary in Dunedin. Two Dunedin men have been arrested in relation to a large firearms burglary, but police say many of the weapons have not yet been recovered.

Police say they have found five firearms and about 3000 rounds of ammunition taken in the burglary in the city on October 25, but 23 firearms are still outstanding.

Detective Sergeant Dave Nelson says inquiries are continuing to try to locate the unrecovered firearms and there could be further arrests.

"It is of great concern that some of the firearms stolen may have ended up in the hands of criminal gangs throughout New Zealand," he said.

"Police will continue to put a lot of effort into attempting to recover them."

Det Sgt Nelson says five search warrants were executed at Dunedin homes and one in the Auckland area on Thursday.

Other warrants were executed in previous weeks in Dunedin, Gore and Christchurch.

The two arrested men, aged 38 and 39, have been charged with burglary and numerous firearms related offences.

The 38-year-old is also being investigated in relation to being in possession of methamphetamine for supply.

A 34-year-old woman has been charged with being an accessory after the fact in relation to the burglary.

All three are due to appear in the Dunedin District Court on Friday.

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