Police have revealed 22 handguns were stolen during an armed robbery in which the owner was tied up, assaulted and shot in the foot.
The 30-year-old victim was confronted by two men in balaclavas when he arrived at his Mt Druitt, NSW, home just after 7pm on 30 June.
The offenders were armed with handguns and forced the man to open a safe containing the 22 firearms.
The injured man was treated in hospital and released soon after.
The robbery appears to have targeted at the victim, who owned the guns legally and was in the process of establishing a firearm dealership.
Firearms and Organised Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information from the public regarding 22 firearms stolen from a residence in Sydney’s west last month.
The Firearms and Organised Crime Squad has appealed for information about the stolen firearms, which include pistols and revolvers. They include two pistols with rare, custom-coloured parts, although the details were not released.
“Locating these firearms to prevent them being used in other crime is our priority,” FAOCS commander, Detective Superintendent Ken Finch, said.
“Someone who may not be connected to this crime will have information that will assist us with this investigation, particularly the location of the firearms,” Det Supt Finch said. “That information can be given anonymously.”
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.