An Errington resident returned home after spending four days away to find his house had been ransacked and his guns stolen.
Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the unknown culprit or culprits pried open a basement window at the home on Dobler Road. Once inside they sprayed food items and smashed holes in several walls and stole several items, including loose change, a 40-inch RCA flat screen TV and a Yamaha stereo amplifier.
Foreman said the thieves also broke into a secure gun cabinet and made off with four firearms, including one handgun.
“Any time that weapons get into the hands of criminals it is very concerning,” Foreman said.
The Oceanside RCMP and Forensic Identification Section are actively investigating this occurrence.
Due to noises heard by neighbours in the area, Foreman said police believe the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m on Tuesday, May 22.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is requested to contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250- 248-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.