Police search homes after thieves break into Sheffield gun shop and steal firearms

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A number of firearms are missing today after they were stolen in a gun shop raid in Sheffield.

Hardy’s Gunsmiths on Alderson Road, Highfield, was broken into at around 12.50am on Friday, April 3.

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South Yorkshire Police said ‘a quantity of firearms’ were stolen in the raid.

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Hardy's Gunsmiths on Alderson Road, Sheffield, was broken into in the early hours of Friday.Hardy's Gunsmiths on Alderson Road, Sheffield, was broken into in the early hours of Friday.
Hardy's Gunsmiths on Alderson Road, Sheffield, was broken into in the early hours of Friday. | Other 3rd Party

Three people have been arrested over the break-in after a number of search warrants were executed across Sheffield in the wake of the burglary in a bid to find the stolen guns.

Two men, aged 38 and 33-years-old, and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods and remain in police custody this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “This is a fast-paced investigation and our enquiries are progressing quickly as a dedicated team of officers and staff from specialist departments work together to identify those involved in this incident.

“We have three people in custody and numerous lines of enquiry ongoing, including the review of CCTV footage, house-to-house and forensic enquiries.

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“I appreciate that this incident may be causing concern locally and we are working relentlessly to progress enquiries quickly and piece together the circumstances of this burglary. To that end, we’re keen to hear from anyone who may hold information about this incident.

“You can contact police directly or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted online or on the phone.”

Call 101 and quote incident number 26 of April 3 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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