Assault rifles stolen from St. John's gun repair shop

The RNC says someone broke into Complete Gun Repair on O'Leary Avenue early Wednesday and stole four military style semi-automatic assault rifles.

A public safety concern, police say

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is concerned that four military-style assault rifles are on the streets of St. John's after a break and enter early Wednesday morning. (CBC)

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.