Police warning to stay clear of stolen safe that contains live rifle ammunition

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A safe containing live rifle ammunition has been stolen from a property in Heanor - and police have warned that trying to force it open could cause bullets to fire.

Thieves broke into a house in Nelson Street, Heanor, by smashing a window sometime between 4pm on Thursday, November 30, and 10am on Saturday, December 3.

They stole a locked safe containing bullets from a person who has a firearms licence.

Derbyshire police are warning people not to approach the safe if it is found.

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A force spokesman said: “We don’t know if the thief managed to break into the safe but attempts to get into it could cause the bullets to fire."

Witnesses, or anyone who discovers a safe, are urged to call PC James Shaw on 101, quoting reference 17000 524957.

You can send also him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the Derbyshire police website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Alternatively, you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.