Saskatchewan

11 guns, thousands of rounds of ammo stolen during rural break-ins

Police are asking the public for assistance in locating stolen ammunition and guns taken from a rural location in western Saskatchewan.

Thefts occurred in rural area near Senlac, Sask.

The firearms and ammunition were taken during the early morning hours of Nov. 15 near Senlac, Sask. (CBC)

Rifles, shotguns and ammunition have been stolen near Senlac, Sask. — located approximately 120 kilometres west of North Battleford. 

The thefts occurred early Tuesday morning. 

RCMP said the the stolen firearms were non-restricted:

  • Sako 85 .223 with a 4x16 Bushnell Scope
  • Savage 116 .223 with a 3X9 Bausch and Lomb Scope
  • Ruger 77 .357 with a 4X Bushnell Scope
  • Ainsley Fox 12-gauge shot gun (collector firearm.  Built in 1925)
  • Remington 700 7mm with a 6X Bushnell scope
  • Remington 870 12-gauge shot gun (with a folding stock and extended magazine)
  • Cooey Model 80 .22 single shot rifle.

Three more .22-calibre rifles and a shotgun were stolen from another location. All firearms had been properly stored but were located in remote areas of the properties they were taken from.

In addition to the firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition were also stolen:

  • 250 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells
  • 2,000 rounds of .17 HMR Hornady Varment Express
  • 10,000 rounds of .22 Remington Yellow Jacket Long Rifle shells
  • 4,000 rounds of .22 Remington Cyclone Long Rifle shells
  • 1,000 rounds of .223 American Eagle Soft Point shells.

Police are urging anyone who may have information to come forward so the firearms do not end up in the possession of criminals.

Information can be given by calling Unity RCMP at (306) 228-6300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.