The Mandeville Police are reporting that three guns were stolen from the home of a licensed firearm holder over the weekend.

Police say the businessman and his common law wife were not in the island and had left their house in the care of a friend.

Sometime around 6:45 on Sunday morning, robbers gained access to the premises in Inglewood by climbing over a perimeter fence.

The robbers then broke through the back door of the house which was grilled.

They made their way to a vault hidden inside a closet, where they stole three pistols.

They also stole 17 rounds of ammunition, along with jewellery.

The Police theorize that the robbery was the work of someone who was known to the couple.

The robbers remain at large.