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Paint ball guns stolen from Otford

paintballPOLICE are investigating after 140 paint-ball guns were stolen from a skirmish facility at Otford.

Officers were called to the Lawrence Hargrave Drive facility around 8am on Saturday, after the business owner discovered the property had been broken into.

A number of items were stolen, including:

– 140 x .68 calibre Tippmann Pro-Carbine paint-ball guns;

– 120 x gas canisters;

– 15 boxes of paint-ball ammunition;

– Six hand-held radios; and,

– 11 protective helmets.

It is believed the break-in occurred at some point between January 16 and January 30; the facility was closed for business during this period. Wollongong police are now investigating the break-in and theft, and encourage anyone with information that may assist to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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