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West Shore RCMP are investigating a break and enter in Metchosin in which a number of firearms were stolen from the residence.

Police believe the break-in occurred between the evening hours of Sunday, June 23rd and the morning of June 24th in a residence near the intersection of Kangaroo Rd and Rocky Point Rd.

An array of firearms were stolen from a safe within the residence, including 8 long guns and 1 hand gun.

According to Cst. Nancy Saggar, the owner of the property had all the necessary legal permits for the guns.

Investigators ask that anyone who has information about this crime contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

You can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.