Two men charged with burglary and theft of 10 firearms at Woolsthorpe farm

POLICE have arrested two men in their early 20s at Koroit after they stole 10 firearms in a burglary at a Woolsthorpe farm.

Detective Senior Constable Elissa Smith, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the burglary was committed about 11pm on Sunday.

A safe was unbolted and removed from an unlocked shed and police forensic investigations identified a person of interest.

Warrnambool detectives executed a warrant at a Koroit property at 5.30pm Tuesday.

"All the stolen property was recovered including 10 firearms, both shotguns and rifles," Detective Senior Constable Smith said.

"Two men in their early 20s were arrested, interviewed, charged and bailed to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on April 23."

The men were charged with burglary, theft and associated firearm offences.

Detective Senior Constable Smith said the men had no prior court appearances, they fully cooperated with police and she described the offending as opportunistic.