Police probe how firearms ended up at St Clair

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Police are appealing for information after two firearms were seized in St Clair last week.

In December 2023, officers attached to the Rural Crime Prevention Team (RCPT) and Orana Mid-Western Police District established Strike Uji, to investigate rural break-ins in the Running Stream and Aarons Pass area in regional New South Wales.

A large amount of property, firearms, cash, an Order of Australia Medal and a hatchback were allegedly stolen, and a farmhouse destroyed by fire at Running Stream.

About 10.30am on Saturday, March 9, officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command seized two firearms from a hotel in St Clair.

Investigators are now seeking information from the public to establish how the firearms – that are linked to the theft from Running Stream – came to be in St Clair.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident, or dashcam or CCTV from the area is urged to contact the Rural Crime Prevention Team at Mudgee on 02 6372 8599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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