The Express’ number 7: Grass Patch gun thieves arrested

The Express’ number 7: Grass Patch gun thieves arrested Photo: Esperance Police
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September 16, 2016:Esperance Detectivesarrested two men in relation to the theft of weapons at a farming property near Grass Patch.

A third man has been arrested and wasexpected to appear in The Esperance Magistrates Court on October 4.

Esperance Detectives allegeat about 1am on August 29,2016, burglary andstealing offences committed on farmhouses located on aproperty near Grass Patch.

Duringthe course of the burglaries the offenders stole a total of eight licensed firearms,about 600 rounds of associated ammunition, other weapons, cash andjewellery.

Since the time of the incident Esperance Detectives, have executed a total of six criminal investigation act searches and two firearms act search warrants.

A number offirearms and the associated ammunition has been recovered to date.

As a result of these inquiries the offenders responsible for the burglary and stealingoffences have been identified and charged.

Inquiries into the whereabouts of theoutstanding property items are continuing.

On September 8, 2016,Esperance manLuke Peter George Wyldewas chargedwith two charges of aggravated burglary and stealing.

The32-year-oldappeared in the EsperanceMagistrates Court on September 9,2016, and was given bail to reappear on October 4,2016.

On September 15, 2016, NulsenmanTimothy Gregory Mathew Galvinwascharged with two counts of aggravated burglary and stealing.

The 30-year-oldappeared in theEsperance Magistrates Court on September 16 2016, and has been remanded incustody to reappear onSeptember 29,2016.

Also on September 12, 2016, a 39-year-old Nulsen manwas arrested and charged withtwo counts of aggravated burglary and stealing.

Esperance Detectivesallege this mandrove thevehicle that was involved in the burglary and stealing matters and will appear inEsperance Magistrates Court on October 4, 2016.

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