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Man arrested over weapons stolen from Australian navy

Published on Dec 1, 2012 3:55 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Police on Saturday arrested a man over a night raid on an Australian naval vessel in which weapons were allegedly stolen by a balaclava-clad intruder dressed in military clothing.

Northern Territory Police said they had recovered the two shotguns and 12 pistols stolen from a navy patrol boat moored at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin around midnight on Thursday.

Police raided a Darwin city unit this afternoon and recovered "all of the outstanding weapons," said Commander Richard Bryson.

"One man is currently in police custody and the investigation is continuing as to the contextual circumstances surrounding the theft of the weapons," Mr Bryson said.

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