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VicPD are investigating after patrol officers seized two replica pistols and real ammunition from a tent in Vic West last week.

Victoria police were assisting bylaw officers at a makeshift tent encampment in the 100-block of Bay Street near Victoria West Park last Thursday when the seizure occurred.

Police say the tent was unoccupied at the time when they were notified of the weapons.

The weapons found in the ten included two replica firearms, a knife, and various types of ammunition, including .308 calibre rounds.

Investigators are seeking information about the seized items and how they ended up in the abandoned tent.

Anyone with information about the items is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at

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