Quirindi police appeal for help to find Weatherby bolt-action .223-calibre rifle stolen during break-in in Underwood Street

File photo.

File photo.

POLICE are appealing for public help to find a distinctive bolt-action rifle stolen during a break-in near Tamworth.

The Underwood Street property in Quirindi was hit by thieves between February 5 and 8, when the owner was away, but the missing firearm was only reported stolen on February 14. 

Officers are searching for the registered Weatherby .223-calibre rifle, which was in a leather gun case with a native Indian design. 

Anyone with information on the break-in or the firearm is urged to contact local police.

“There was some other things, some food stuffs taken from the property,” Oxley Chief Inspector Phil O’Reilly said.

We require some community assistance to locate that firearm.

Oxley Chief Inspector Phil O'Reilly

“We require some community assistance to locate that firearm.

“We ask that any members of the community in Quirindi have information about that break-in or the location of that firearm to please contact Quirindi police or Crime Stoppers.”