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Nova Scotia RCMP investigating after 8 handguns, 4 AR-15 rifles stolen from home

In this Aug. 15, 2012, file photo, three variations of the AR-15 rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating after 12 firearms were stolen from a home in Aylesford, N.S.

Police say on Monday officers responded to reports of a break-in at a home on School House Road.

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When the Mounties arrived, the victim told them that eight handguns and four AR-15 rifles had been stolen while the homeowner was out.

The RCMP say that all firearms had been properly secured and were stored in a locked gun safe.

Forensic identification technicians are assisting the RCMP in their investigation but police are asking for assistance from the public.

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Anyone with information about the suspect or suspects or the location of the firearms is asked to call RCMP at 902-679-5555 or contact Crime Stoppers

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