Two men have been charged after they allegedly threatened a resident with firearms during a break-in at a home in Sydney’s north-west yesterday.
About 2.30pm (Wednesday 1 April 2020), police were called to a house on Dobson Crescent, Baulkham Hills, following reports of a break and enter.
Police have been told a male occupant heard banging noises and approached a window, when he was confronted by two men armed with firearms, who threatened him to open the door before breaking the window.
The 26-year-old man notified the other two occupants and called police. The men fled the scene on foot.
En route to the house, officers noticed two men matching the descriptions in the front yard of a house on Windsor Road.
Officers from The Hills Police Area Command, with assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad and Dog Unit, established a perimeter at the house on Windsor Road and arrested the men a short time later in the backyard.
A crime scene was established, and police seized a .22 calibre rifle and a replica handgun, which will undergo forensic examination.
The men, aged 19 and 24, were taken to Riverstone Police Station and charged with special aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence.
They were refused bail to appear via video link at Liverpool Local Court today (Thursday 2 April 2020).