While police recovered 10 guns allegedly stolen from Corlane’s Sporting Goods, the store’s co-owner Tim Schram said that his store is still searching for more firearms.
Last November, a number of rifles and shotguns were allegedly stolen from Corlane’s Sporting Goods in Dawson Creek. Approximately three weeks later, police allegedly found 10 of these shotguns and rifles in Grande Prairie. Bradley Stothard, 24, and Andrew Hardy, 25, were later charged with a number of firearm trafficking offences, and the alleged thieves are now going through the court process for these charges.
However, Schram said that police did not find all the allegedly stolen guns. While police were able to recover some lower-priced ones, including some that were around the $400 mark, other guns that were Schram said were worth over $2,000 were not recovered. Altogether, he said eight of these firearms are still missing.
Schram said that police have not given him any idea about where these more expensive rifles could be, and Schram said that he himself does not know where they could have gone.
Schram also said that the police have not told him what weapons they have recovered, and that the court is holding onto these guns as part of the legal process.
Despite these guns still missing, Schram said he believed that current RCMP efforts were “fantastic.”
“We sure appreciate all the efforts that the RCMP have made into making such a speedy arrest and recovery,” he said. “They’re really on their game here.”