High-powered rifle taken during break-in

A cabin in the Port Alice area was burglarized recently, resulting in the theft of, among other things, a high-powered firearm.

Port Alice RCMP received a report on Nov. 1 of a break and enter to a cabin in the Victoria Lake area.

The robbery occurred sometime between Sep. 1 and Nov. 1. Stolen items include a red Honda generator and a brand new Norinco SKS 762 semi-automatic high powered rifle with bayonet. No ammunition or other noteworthy items were taken. The police are not concerned that the rifle could be used in additional crimes because of the lack of ammo stolen and the fact that the weapon has been missing for up to two months but no one has reported finding it or seeing it being used, said Port Hardy RCMP staff Sgt. Anna Marie Mallard.

Police don’t have any suspects, she said.

“We have had no new developments,” said Mallard.

Persons with information regarding this case are urged to contact either Port Alice RCMP at 250-284-3353, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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