The thieves are thought to be selling the guns on via a Whats App group
It is thought that the thieves have been using a What’s App group to sell on the stolen guns, some of which have already started to reappear.
The new owner of a Nemesis combo walked into a Highland Outdoors dealer asking to buy CO2 for it. Another new Nemesis combo owner contacted Highland Outdoors to check to see if his airgun was under guarantee. Highland Outdoors has passed the details of both individuals onto the police.
Highland Outdoors says: ‘These new 88g powered Nemesis Combo airguns are unique and this is the first shipment of these guns to land in the country (and the world) so will be very easy to pick out. They are in new Webley packaging and have the scope fitted to each airgun.
“We have a full listing of every serial number from this shipment. Anyone in possession of one of these, or considering purchasing will be in receipt of stolen goods. Anyone selling these is also in breach of the firearms act which can carry severe penalties including imprisonment and large fines. We are working very closely with the relevant authorities and we will be pursuing every incident to the full extent of the law.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference 21000096871.