Paintball business raided and 41 guns stolen from farmland

The theft was discovered on the outskirts of Aberdeen on Monday afternoon.

Paintball business raided and 41 guns stolen from farmland Police Scotland
Investigation: Officers are appealing for information.

More than 40 paintball guns have been pinched from a business in Aberdeen.

The theft was discovered at around 3pm on Monday when the owner checked a storage container on farmland near the B977 in Dyce.

A total of 41 paintball guns and two boxes of paintballs were found to be missing.

The items stolen include a number of BT-4 Combat guns, several black BT Omega guns, a black DYE SP-1 gun with a laser sight attached, a green BT TM-7 gun with a green sling attached, and a BT model gun with a long barrel with a name engraved on it.

All the above firearms had ammunition chambers and decompressed air canisters attached.

Stolen: The theft was discovered on Monday.
Stolen: The theft was discovered on Monday.

Investigating officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered these items for sale or have information about what happened.

Detective sergeant John Lumsden, of Aberdeen CID, said: “Paintballing is a popular pastime and these items may be circulated or even offered for sale.

“I would like to stress that although these items cannot be converted into viable firearms, they could cause harm if used by inexperienced people.

“We are keen to speak to anyone with information about any of the items described.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.