Police charge two with firearm offences at Queanbeyan

Two men have been charged after allegedly threatening a man with a firearm in the state’s south.

About 1.30am yesterday (Wednesday 27 November 2019) a 20-year-old man attended Queanbeyan Police Station after he was allegedly threatened with a handgun on Carinya Street, Queanbeyan.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident.

Following inquiries, officers stopped a vehicle on Cooma Road and arrested two men, aged 35 and 52.

During a search of the vehicle, a replica firearm was allegedly located and seized.

The two men were taken to Queanbeyan Police Station.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at an address in Boronia Street, where police allegedly seized a conducted electrical weapon, gel blaster firearm, BB pistol, replica firearm, numerous knives and machetes, a cannabis plant, property believed to be stolen and a small amount of methamphetamine.

The younger man was charged with common assault, possess unauthorised pistol, have custody of an offensive implement in a public place, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

The older man was charged with common assault and possession of an unauthorised pistol.

Both men were refused bail to face Queanbeyan Local Court today (Thursday 28th November 2019).

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police Station on (02) 6298 0555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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