Paper: Website posting leads to robbery of gun owner
May 6, 2006
680news.com (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Durham Police say thieves likely used a website posting to trace a gun owner, break into his Newcastle home, rip his safe off the wall and steal rifles, shotguns, pistols and bullets.
Durham Police Detective Constable Geoff Ingram urged gun owners to be cautious in posting information that could be used to identify themselves. In this case, Ingram said the victim had some guns for sale on a website and posted his home phone number.
The thieves broke in sometime Thursday afternoon and ransacked the home.
The cache of weapons including two rifles, three shotguns, three pistols, two samurai swords and a .50-calibre muzzle loader were all legally owned and stored with trigger locks.
The crooks simply yanked the safe from the wall it was bolted to and escaped, according to Ingram.