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Trevor Norman John Legge is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for serious offences, including the theft of weapons. (RCMP )

Alberta police believe a central Newfoundland man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is armed and dangerous.

Trevor Norman John Legge, 30, who is from Badger, is wanted in at least two provinces in connection with a series of offences, including the theft of high-powered rifles in Whitecourt, Alta.

But police, who have also said that Legge was living in Grand Falls-Windsor, do not believe he is hiding out in his home province.

Staff-Sgt. Rodney Kocielny said it might be easier to catch Legge if he tried to return home.

"Certainly that's why we've got the Canada-wide warrant in place, so that if he does travel east towards Newfoundland then we've got a chance of maybe someone will spot him or pull him over and arrest him," Kocielny said in an interview.

The public is urged not to approach Legge, but instead contact police.

"We believe he's very dangerous and that's why we did the Canada-wide warrant," Kocielny told CBC News.

"We're trying to ensure public safety and other police officer safety if they come upon him," he said. "When we see it, as a policeman, that a person has a Canada-wide warrant, that means that the crimes he's committed are more serious."

Among the recently stolen weapons is a sniper rifle.

Kocielny said a number of police officers have been assigned to finding Legge.

Other charges against him include possession of methamphetamine, possession of prohibited weapons and possession of stolen property.