September 12 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of a stolen firearm (handgun) that was accidentally left in a locked case outside the owners residence in the 0-100 block of Leaman Drive, Dartmouth.
The caller reported returning home at 4:00 p.m., after cancelling a planned trip to a range. At 9:00 p.m., the caller discovered he had accidentally left one of his locked firearm cases containing a handgun outside near the street. The owner searched and could not locate the secure firearm box and immediately called police.
Police have confirmed the owner possesses a valid Firearm License and the stolen firearm is registered. The firearm is described as:
A silver Norinco 1911, 9mm handgun with brown grips and contains two magazines. The firearm was stored and locked inside a black hard plastic Husky case.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.