The RCMP are asking for the public's assistance after receiving a report of a break and enter at a residence outside of Storthoaks.
"On November 21 Carnduff Detachment received a report of a break and enter," the RCMP stated in a media release, "to a residence outside Storthoaks Sask. The homeowner had been away for the past six weeks and returned to find his house had been the victim of a break and enter while he was absent.
"Several personal items were taken from the residence. The homeowner is an avid gun collector and the preliminary investigation has determined that a large quantity of firearms was stolen from the residence. At this point it is estimated over 70 guns are missing; 46 prohibited handguns, 27 restricted handguns, 3 prohibited rifles, and one restricted rifle and an unknown quantity of ammunition. It is believed that all of the firearms had been stored in accordance with firearm regulations."
The Yorkton Forensic Identification Section, Canadian Firearms Program and the Chief Firearms officer of Saskatchewan, National Weapons Enforcement Support Team, and Canadian Border Services are currently assisting with the investigation.
"If anyone was in the area around Strokoaks over the past month and noticed anything out of the ordinary they are urged to please contact Carnduff Detachment at 306-482-4400 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com with your information."