Vernon and North Okanagan
Semi-automatic assault weapons stolen
Oct 15, 2013 / 11:30 am
Five semi-automatic assault rifles are missing after they were stolen Sunday evening from Del Selin Gunsmith in Vernon.
At 8 p.m. Sunday the suspects rammed a Toyota truck into the gun store before stealing the guns and taking off in a different vehicle.
RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs says police arrived after the store alarm alerted them.
“We located a Toyota pickup truck that had been driven through the front wall of the business. The investigation revealed that the Toyota had been stolen a short time earlier from a neighboring business and used as a battering ram to enter the business.”
"Five Czeck SKS semi-automatic assault style weapons were stolen...the weapons are very similar in appearance to the AK 47. It is unknown if any ammunition was also taken,” explains Kovacs.
The suspects fled the scene in a Silver colored Chevrolet OPTRA with BC Licence Plate 611 LWN.
Police say this vehicle is unique in that the driver’s door is white and the driver’s front fender is brown.
Vernon RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the whereabouts of this vehicle.
Please notify your local RCMP or call 911 if you see this vehicle.
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