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Crimestoppers reward following burglary in Bideford

Up to £2000 reward for information received via Crimestoppers leading to the recovery of firearms stolen in a burglary in Bideford.

North Devon Police are asking for any information that may lead to the safe recovery of two firearms that are outstanding from a recent dwelling burglary in the Bideford area.

Officers are investigating a burglary that took place in Bideford overnight between Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017. Amongst items stolen were a number of firearms.

Whilst a number of the firearms have been recovered, two of the firearms remain outstanding.

DI Naidoo from Barnstaple Police Station says: “I want to reassure members of the public that these outstanding weapons are not considered to pose a significant risk to the community. However it is vital that we recover them and make them safe.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Crimestoppers or police. Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or the charity’s website at

Information can also be passed to police via or by telephone on 101, quoting Crime Reference Number CR/055841/17.

Devon and Cornwall Police Firearms Licencing Unit wanted to remind all owners of firearms of their responsibility to ensure their weapons are stored safely and securely in compliance with the requirements of their certificates.

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quoting the crime reference number or pass on information to Crimestoppers anonymously via their Anonymous Online Form or call them on 0800 555 111

To report crime / incidents please use the Crime reporting form


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