10 February 2023

Man faces court over firearms, traffic and property charges

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Riverina Police District seized weapon from a 34-year-old man

Riverina Police District seized a weapon from a 34-year-old man. Photo: NSW Police.

A man has been charged with firearm, traffic and property offences following an investigation into several alleged incidents in Lockhart.

Police will allege a 2016 Holden Caprice was stolen from Forbes on 20 January, before being driven to the Lockhart area yesterday (9 February), where it broke down.

It will be alleged the man broke into a home on Ferrier Street, before attempting to steal another vehicle on Day Street, however, was unsuccessful.

After returning to Ferrier Street, the man was driven to Stoneybank Road by a woman and once there, it’s alleged the man threatened a male motorist with a firearm before fleeing in the woman’s car.

After a short distance, the car ran out of fuel and police were told he left the area in a white van after flagging down a passing motorist.

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Officers attached to Riverina Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 34-year-old man in Albury at about 4:15 pm yesterday.

He was taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with nine offences; use registrable vehicle not displaying authorised number plates, two counts of driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period, dealing with property proceeds of crime, driving conveyance taken without consent of owner, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, receive etc property stolen outside NSW and dishonestly obtain property by deception.

He was refused bail and will appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 10).

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