In response to media inquiries, the Regina Police Service can confirm that three firearms taken in a Break and Enter to a Regina business in December 13, 2011, were recovered in Calgary, Alberta.
In the original incident, police were notified on December 13, 2011, just after 6:00 a.m. of a Break and Enter to a sporting goods business in the 3100 block of East Quance Street. Preliminary investigation indicated that, sometime after midnight on December 13th, unknown suspects entered the business and stole a quantity of merchandise, including approximately 50 firearms, of various types, and ammunition. At the time, the Regina Police Service advised the public of the possible presence of stolen firearms in the City and also issued an appeal for information that could help in the investigation.
Three of the weapons were recovered in 2012, in Calgary, by the Calgary Police Service as part of a CDSA warrant search. A 33-year-old Calgary male was charged as a result. The Regina Police Service did not issue a news release at that time in order to avoid jeopardizing any ongoing investigations by the Calgary Police Service. There is no evidence to indicate that the Calgary male who was in possession of the Regina firearms was responsible for the Regina Break, Enter and Theft.
Regina’s B&E and Theft of firearms is still under investigation. Anyone who has information about the December 13, 2011, Break & Enter is asked to contact police at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The recovery of some of the stolen firearms is a good reminder to the public to remain aware of the danger of firearms in our community. Anyone who comes into contact with someone illegally selling a firearm should contact police immediately at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anyone who sees someone in possession of a firearm should call 9-1-1.