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West Shore RCMP are investigating after two Second World War era rifles went missing during a break-in at the Royal Canadian Legion in Langford.

The break and enter occurred on April 7th but police have not been able to locate the stolen weapons.

Police learned that a gun safe on the property was broken into sometime overnight and two deactivated World War II era No. 5 Lee Enfield rifles were stolen.

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The photo below is a stock photo similar to the guns stolen, but with a dark stained wood grain stock.

Last week, West Shore RCMP said they have increased the number of officers patrolling the western communities after seeing a large spike in property crime in March.

Police have seen an increase in stolen vehicles, shoplifting, fraud, and reports of break and enter into businesses in the past month.

Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the West Shore RCMP non-emergency line at 250-474-2264, or report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.