A man has been charged over the alleged possession of a loaded pistol in Sydney’s west.
About 9.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 28 October 2020), officers from Police Transport Command (PTC) were conducting a patrol of Whalan Reserve on Debrincat Avenue, Tregear, when they saw a silver Subaru Liberty sedan parked on the side of the road.
After speaking with an occupant, police searched the vehicle and located a loaded Glock handgun under the front passenger seat.
Four rounds of ammunition was also found allegedly in the man’s pocket, and two more within the vehicle.
The 44-year-old man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with four offences
• Possess unauthorised pistol
• Not keep firearm safely
• Acquire firearm without licence or permit, and
• Possess ammunition without holding a licence/permit.
The man from Casula was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 29 October 2020).