Forty guns were stolen from a self-storage unit in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, last week.
Ten long guns and 30 handguns, ranging from .22 calibers to .357 Magnums, and ammunition were stolen from Blanchard’s Self Storage sometimes between 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 6 p.m. Oct. 27, according to Durham police. The theft was discovered by the facility manager.
Thieves broke into 28 storage units, each locked with a padlock. It’s unclear if the thieves knew the guns were stored at the facility or simply came across them during the burglary. The guns were stored in two separate units. The long guns belonged to a local hunter, and were stored in a locked gun cabinet. The handguns, owned by a gun collector, were not property stored and the owner has been charged with improperly storing the weapons, according to police.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 800.222.8477.