A western Sydney man has been charged after allegedly tying up two people and holding them captive for two days.
Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command went to a home on Richard Crescent, Colyton, about 4pm yesterday (Saturday 26 June 2021), for an unrelated matter and spoke with a 28-year-old man and 38-year-old woman.
The duo told police they’d been detained in the house by a man armed with a firearm since Thursday (24 June 2021), and tied up with chains, wire, tape and rope. Both had allegedly been assaulted over the two days.
They were taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment and a crime scene was established.
While checking the roof space, police saw a 20-year-old man hiding under insulation. The man then dislodged tiles and climbed onto the roof allegedly in an attempt to escape.
He was arrested a short time later with police seizing methylamphetamine and cash, allegedly concealed in his pants. A loaded sawn-off shotgun was seized from the man’s car parked in the driveway
The man was taken to Penrith Police Station where he has been charged with nine offences,
- Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm
- Possess unregistered firearm – prohibited firearm
- Not keep firearm safely – prohibited firearm
- Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (two counts)
- Take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm (two counts), and
- Supply prohibited drug.
The man has been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 27 June 2021).