Media release

Charges – Stolen firearm – Darwin


Northern Territory Police have arrested 4 males in relation to a stolen firearm in Darwin yesterday.

At 2:20pm, police received reports that a quantity of hunting equipment, including a rifle and ammunition, was stolen from a vehicle parked on Kitchener Drive.

Four offenders were tracked by CCTV operators leaving the location on foot towards the Esplanade.

Strike Force Trident, Serious Crime, Dog Operations, Forensics and general duties all deployed.

An 18-year-old man was later arrested at a service station on Smith Street, Darwin City. A short time later, three males aged 13, 17, and 21, were arrested at a residence on Smith Street, Darwin City.

Police recovered all stolen items at the residence.

The 13-year-old was dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 2005.

The 17, 18 and 21-year-olds remain in custody and are expected to be charged with stealing and damage to property later today.

Acting Superintendent Mark Bland said “A substantial police response was deployed in order to recover the stolen weapon and anyone with information is urged to make contact on 131 444. 

“This is a timely reminder to all firearm owners to always ensure you have your firearms securely stored when not in use.”