POLICE are investigating the theft of a number of firearms and ammunition from a rifle club in Inverell last week.
Between 6pm on Thursday, September 20 and 8.30am the next day, an unknown number of people forced their way inside the club on Glen Innes Rd.
Once inside, they accessed a safe and shipping container to steal 3500 rounds of .22 ammunition, three bolt- action, .22 calibre, single-shot target rifles and two knives.
The matter was reported when staff returned to work and police were contacted.
Police from New England Local Area Command established a crime scene which was examined by a forensics team.
Investigators are urging anyone offered the stolen firearms, or who might have information about those responsible, to contact Inverell Police Station.