Teens arrested for gun thefts


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Four teenage suspects have been arrested and charged following a police investigation into a crime series targeting firearms in the south east of South Australia and over the Victorian border.

Police searched several residential and business premises before arresting and charging four teenage males.

On 27 April an 18-year-old man from Mount Gambier was arrested and charged with unlawful possession, theft and numerous firearm offences. He was bailed and will appear at the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on 13 July 2012.

On 4 May a 17-year-old male from Keith was arrested and charged with unlawful possession, theft and numerous firearm offences. He was bailed and will appear at the Bordertown Magistrates Court on at a later date.

On 29 May an 18-year-old man from Keith was arrested and charged with serious criminal trespass and theft. He was bailed and will appear at the Bordertown Youth Court on 31 August 2012.

On 30 May an 18 year-old man from Culburra was arrested and charged with theft. He was bailed and will appear at the Bordertown Magistrates Court on 13 July 2012.

A total of 17 firearms including hunting rifles and shotguns were recovered by police.

Anyone with information about these crimes or the illegal use of firearms is ask to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au.


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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.

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