Violent firearm raid on farmhouse

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Three men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a Gingin farmhouse, tied up and bashed the occupant and stolen firearm in a violent raid last week.

A police spokesman said two firearms were stolen when the group forced their way into the property about 10pm on August 18.

"It appears the presence of the occupant startled them, and one of them struck him to the face with an unknown weapon," he said. "He was then tied up with rope that was in his house.

"The victim was seriously assaulted and the offenders forced him to hand over keys to his secure firearm cabinet.

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"Two firearms were removed and the offenders left the house."

The victim was able to cut himself free and make his way to Brand Highway where he flagged down a passing truck.

The man was taken to Joondalup Health Campus and later transferred to Royal Perth Hospital due to the serious nature of his injuries.

The firearms were a Ruger .243 bolt repeater rifle and Lamber 12G double barrel side/side shotgun.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who knows the whereabouts of the firearms referred to above should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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