Police charge men with firearm offences at Kyogle

Two men will face court today charged with firearms offences in the state’s Northern Rivers.

Between 6pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019 and 7am on Wednesday 23 October 2019, police will allege a .22 calibre pistol, ammunition, a magazine and bank cards were stolen from inside a vehicle at Roxy Lane, Kyogle.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District were notified later that morning and an investigation commenced.

About 12.50pm, police attended a government building on Geneva Street, Casino, and spoke with a 21-year-old man.

Police searched the Kyogle man and allegedly located ammunition.

At this time a second male, also aged 21, ran from the government building.

Richmond PD officers subsequently searched for the man and attended a home on Norton Street, Kyogle, where he was arrested.

When this man, who is from Goonellabah, was searched police allegedly located a pistol, ammunition, a magazine, bank cards and steroids.

Both men were taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with several offences.

The 21-year-old Goonellabah man was charged with possess loaded firearm in public place, steal firearm, larceny, possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised pistol, possess ammunition without permit and outstanding warrants.

The 21-year-old Kyogle man was charged with possess ammunition without permit, possess unauthorised pistol and receive/dispose stolen property.

Both were refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 24 October 2019).

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