Detectives extradite man from Queensland over Lismore home invasion

Detectives will extradite a man from Queensland over his alleged role in a home invasion in Lismore last month.

About 11pm (Friday 22 June 2019), three men, armed with a sawn-off rifle and knives, forced entry into a unit on Airforce Road at Lismore, and confronted five people inside.

The trio ransacked the room and threatened the occupants, demanding cash, wallets and mobile phones.

A 30-year-old male occupant was assaulted, hit over the head with a beer bottle. A 46-year-old man was shot in the leg.

Shortly after, the three men left the house and fled.

Emergency services were called and officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene.

Paramedics attended, and both men were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Richmond Police District commenced an investigation under Strike Force Mackenie.

Following inquiries, strike force investigators, with the assistance of the Queensland Police Force, arrested a 24-year-old man at a home in Redcliffe about 6.15pm yesterday (Friday 12 July 2019).

He will appear at Redcliffe Magistrates Court on Monday 15 July 2019, where detectives will apply for his extradition to NSW.

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