Two men accused of stealing a shotgun and rifle from a rural south-west property have been committed to stand trial.
It is alleged Todd Smedts, 31, of Warrnambool, and Jackson Fary, 29, of Allansford, stole two safes from a Naringal property on June 22 last year.
One large safe allegedly contained two long-arms and various cartridge ammunition.
The second smaller safe contained ammunition and unique toys.
Both men pleaded not guilty to burglary and theft charges following a committal hearing in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Magistrate Peter Mellas committed the pair to stand trial and ordered they appear in County Court for a directions hearing on December 1.
Police allege the burglary took place on June 22 last year.
Wednesday's committal hearing heard from three witnesses, including Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, and a Warrnambool resident who allegedly found one of the stolen safes containing the toys dumped inside his recycling bin on June 23.
Warrnambool's Bianca Gavin, 36, also gave evidence during the hearing, despite not initially appearing in court and a warrant being issued for her arrest.
She told the court she was with the two accused on the day of the alleged offending.
Lawyer Con Mylonas, representing Mr Fary, suggested to Ms Gavin that she was "personally scared" of Mr Smedts and what he might do if she did not comply with his commands.
But Ms Gavin insistently denied that claim, stating "he's a good bloke, I'm not scared of Todd at all".
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