Four semi-automatic assault rifles were reported stolen on Wednesday morning during a break and enter at a gun repair shop in St. John's.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said someone broke into Complete Gun Repair on O'Leary Avenue, near the Avalon Mall, between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Items stolen from the business include four military-style semi-automatic assault rifles.

Their type and serial numbers are: 

  • Colt serial number: MH017628
  • Colt serial number: ST015155
  • Stag Arms 3R serial number: 268076 
  • Bravo Company serial number: W05785

There was no ammunition stolen from the business.

The RNC is concerned about the type of items stolen and considers their potential availability on the street to be a public safety concern.