Burglars steal 12-bore shotguns from a Bradford home

Police urge public for help after burglary in Bradford

Police in Bradford are urging the public to come forward with any information they might have after a home in the village of Cullingworth, Bradford was burgled and three 12-bore shotguns stolen from the property.

The burglars ripped the metal gun cabinet, which was locked, off the wall from one of the rooms at the property. The burglary happened overnight on Wednesday/Thursday on Haworth Road. The criminals gained access by smashing a window, but it is understood that the property was unoccupied at the time of the break-in.

The police have reported that two of the shotguns worked but no ammunition was stolen. The make of the guns were Baikal, Jabali and Lincoln and were owned by the 50-year-old male householder. All three guns were legally licensed and kept in a locked and secure cabinet.

Det Insp. Howard says that at this early stage of the burglary, they cannot say whether the property had been targeted specifically to take the guns but it will be part of their ongoing investigation.

He doesn’t want the public to be alarmed in any way as the guns were taken without any ammunition. The police are urging the public to come forward with any information to help capture the criminals and find the shotguns.

If you have information about the burglary, or the guns, please call Bradford District CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

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