Just after a successful gun amnesty program was held in which 157 firearms were taken off city streets, there is a concern from Regina police about a number of weapons being back on the street after a break-in Sunday morning.
A pawn shop on the 1800 block of Park Street was broken into on Sunday morning with an unknown amount of firearms being stolen.
Elizabeth Popowich with Regina Police says there is great concern among members of the service as to just how these firearms will be used.
“These are firearms which were taken in a break-and-enter,” said Popowich. “They were taken in a commission of an offense. And we’re certainly concerned they will be used in a commission of an offense.”
Popowich says to see this happen just after the gun amnesty program is very frustrating for Regina police because they are now in the process of trying to recover the stolen weapons.
“It’s a bit frustrating,” said Popowich. “But it’s not a setback and we’ll do our best to recover these firearms and hold the person or persons responsible.”
Anyone with information on this break-in is asked to call Regina police or Crimestoppers.