Colac police recover stolen guns

TWO firearms stolen in a burglary on Monday are off the streets after Colac police made arrests early Tuesday morning.

Detective Senior Constable Jonas Todd, of the Colac police crime investigation unit, said two Colac men, both aged 35 years old, had been charged.

One man on Tuesday morning appeared in the Geelong Magistrates Court charged with burglaries, thefts and handling stolen goods.

He did not apply for bail and has been remanded in custody until his next court date on March 31.

The second man has been charged with handling stolen goods. He has been bailed to appear in the Colac Magistrates Court on April 28.

Detective Senior Constable Todd said officers executed two search warrants at Colac addresses early Tuesday morning and two firearms and stolen property were recovered.

"It's very pleasing to have the stolen firearms off the streets. The quick arrests were due to some outstanding police work. It's been a very good result," he said.

The firearms were were stolen from a Colac shed early Monday morning.

The offenders were disturbed by a resident about 4am at a Wilson Street property after they forced their way into a shed and a locked safe.

Meanwhile, police are seeking information from the public after a window at Bourkey's Tyres in Terang was smashed overnight.

Acting Sergeant Steve Clissold said the front window of the business in High Street was broken between 8pm Monday and 8am Tuesday morning.

"The window is valued at about $500. It appears no entry has been gained to the premises," he said.

"Crime scene officers from Warrnambool attended and examined the business. Witnesses who saw anyone near the business are requested to contact the Terang police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," he said.

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