GUNS are in the hands of criminals after a burglary at a Stanhope business.
Thieves broke into Country Wide Pet Foods in Johnson Rd between 6.30pm on Saturday and 4am Sunday.
Detective Senior Constable Troy Wickham of Campaspe Criminal Investigation Unit said they forced entry to the office and stole a gun safe containing a small quantity of firearms.
Det. Snr Constable Wickham said it was concerning to have guns in the wrong hands, so he is appealing for help to track them and the thieves down.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 5483 1500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.