It isn’t the first time firearms have been stolen from homes in our region but it may be the first time thieves have escaped with the gun safe as well.
Police report that between 9am and 4.30pm Monday (May 26), thieves broke into a home in Stitz Place, Casino, and stole a gun safe by prising it from a wall mount.
Locked inside were three rifles and an amount of ammunition.
The burglars also stole several other items including a Samsung tablet computer, a Toshiba laptop, and jewellery.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command are investigating the theft.
Meanwhile, in Grafton, investigations are continuing into how a man came to be in possession of three stun guns.
On Monday night (May 26) police from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command raided a home in Reserve Street, seizing two stun guns and serving the 56-year-old male resident with a future court attendance notice for possessing them without a permit.
Acting on a tip-off, investigators returned to the home on Tuesday morning with a search warrant and located another stun gun, a quantity of cannabis seeds and a safe.
The two matters are not necessarily related.
Police are urging anyone with information about these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www1.police.nsw.gov.au.