Regina police have more guns on the streets to worry about following a break and enter on Sunday morning.
After a recent gun amnesty brought in more than 150 firearms over two weeks to police, officers said 12 long guns were stolen from a business on the 1800 block of Park Street after it was broken into just before 6 a.m. By the time officers arrived, the suspects were gone.
A Pawn King employee confirmed the guns were stolen from the store.
Deputy Chief Dean Rae called the theft frustrating.
“We talked a lot about, in our firearms amnesty, where these guns were coming from…we talked about many of them being stolen from break and enters in and around Regina. This is just a prime example of that occurring. We have a break and enter to a business, we lose a number of firearms and now they’re out on the street,” he said.
Police consider the theft “very concerning” due to the “potential harm” the guns can cause in Regina.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Regina police or Crime Stoppers. No further information about the suspects was provided.
The guns from the amnesty initiative were recently destroyed.
Correction: An earlier news release from Regina police had indicated ammunition was stolen. New details from police reveal no ammo was taken. The article has been updated to reflect this information.