NSW police charge man with 14 firearm offences after loaded pistol located at Albury

Police have charged a man with 14 firearm-related offences after he was allegedly located with a loaded pistol in Albury yesterday.

About 11.30am on Friday (8 October 2021), officers attached to Murray River Police District approached a parked Ford Falcon at a carpark on Thurgoona Street and spoke to the male driver.

It will be alleged the 34-year-old Victorian man alighted from the vehicle and ran from the scene.

He was arrested by police a short time later, during which he allegedly struck a male senior constable across the face.

In a subsequent search of the man, police seized a loaded pistol, an amount of MDMA and a ‘Guess Frontier’ crystal gold watch.

During a search of the man’s vehicle, officers seized a number of items, including a stolen credit card.

The man was taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with 14 offences, including;

  • Possess loaded firearm in public place,
  • possess unauthorised pistol,
  • not keep firearm safely (pistol),
  • possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in public place,
  • possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority,
  • not keep firearm safely, possess prohibited drug,
  • possess prohibited drug,
  • use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention,
  • goods in personal custody suspected being stolen – not motor vehicle (x4),
  • resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and
  • assault police officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail and will appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Saturday 9 October 2021).

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