Seven handguns are missing after an apparent break-in at a Bowmanville home.
At some point between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, Durham police say someone got inside of a home in the Liberty Street North and Sunset Road area, south of Longworth Avenue.
The guns, which police say are all legally owned, were taken from a locked safe. Investigators think the thief or thieves struck while the homeowner was at work.
Officers are looking for any information about suspicious activity in the area between 6:30 a.m. Monday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police are also investigating a similar gun theft that happened around the same time. Some time on Monday afternoon or evening, officers say three guns were stolen from a secured locker inside an Oshawa home.
In both instances, nothing else was missing from the homes and there were no signs of a forced entry.
Officers have not said whether the two incidents are related.
Anyone with security camera footage or any other information should call Det. Wannamaker at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1634, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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