Man’s rifle goes missing near Acton; police request public help in finding firearm

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Published November 1, 2021 at 11:46 pm

A man lost an unloaded rifle in the Acton area on Monday afternoon, and the Halton police are asking for public assistance in hope of returning the firearm to its lawful owner.

The owner of the Remington 783 rifle self-reported the mishap to the Halton Regional Police Service.

In a release, the HRPS stated that the rifle was inadvertently left on the rear cover of a pickup truck. It fell off of the vehicle between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. During that time, the owner travelled along Poplar Avenue to Maria Street, west on Church St. E and north on Main St. N to Wallace Street.

From Wallace St. the owner continued travelling onto MacDonald Boulevard to Churchill Rd. N., and then to No. 32 sideroad.

Officers searched the route the owner drove, but were unable to locate the firearm.

The rifle was inside a camouflage case, with no accompanying ammunition.

A member of the public who finds the firearm, or any missing restricted weapon, should not handle it. They should call 911 immediately.

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