Public asked to watch for stolen guns

Mounties are asking the public to keep an eye out for six rifles stolen during a break-in Sunday near Cawston.

Mounties are asking the public to keep an eye out for six rifles stolen during a break-in Sunday near Cawston.

The guns were taken from a residential property in the Fairview Mountain area, Keremeos RCMP Const. Ross Trythall said in a press release, which described the theft as a “concern for police and public safety.”

Stolen were: Winchester .30-30; lever action; black barrel with brown wood stock, Midland .270; bolt action; black barrel with brown wood stock, Cooey shotgun; 12-gauge; hinge break, black barrel with brown wood stock, Cooey .22 short; bolt action; black barrel with brown wood stock, Ruger .22 long; semi-auto with scope; black barrel with brown wood stock,  and a Enfield .303; bolt action; Second World War era.

Anyone with information about the break and enter or the whereabouts of the guns is asked to call their local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.