Halifax Regional Police received a report of a stolen handgun that was “accidentally left” in a locked case outside the owner’s residence in the 0-100 block of Leaman Drive in Dartmouth.
Police said the caller reported the missing firearm at 4 p.m. on Sunday after returning home from a cancelled planned trip to a range.
At 9 p.m., police said “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 said in a news release.
According to authorities, they have confirmed the owner possesses a valid firearm licence and the missing 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.
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