Warrnambool Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged two people after they were arrested by an off-duty officer at a local hardware business on Saturday afternoon.
The detectives had just finished for the day and were driving along Raglan Parade when they saw a green Holden Commodore believed to have allegedly been involved in a number of dangerous driving incidents, petrol drive-offs and evades in the Warrnambool area over recent days.
The detectives followed the car into the hardware store car park and followed the man and woman inside.
They arrested the duo in one of the aisles and held them until backup arrived.
Once the pair were secured, the car was searched and police allege they located a double-barrel shotgun, drugs and stolen goods in the vehicle.
The 27-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with 14 offences, including prohibited person possessing a firearm and ammunition, theft, possessing drugs of dependence as well as numerous traffic offences.
The 26-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was charged with five offences including prohibited person possessing a firearm and ammunition, theft, possessing drugs of dependence and breaching bail.
They have both been remanded to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 16 May.
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