Two charged over alleged firearms theft in Leeton – Strike Force Kilnyana

A man has been charged with break and enter and steal firearms offences and another man has been charged with drug offences following an operation in the state’s South.

Strike Force Kilnyana was established in May this year to investigate the alleged theft of firearms in Leeton.

Last Tuesday (4 June 2024), officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District, with assistance from specialist officers, executed search warrants and Firearms Prohibition Order searches on nine locations in the Leeton area.

About 11.30am that day, officers located a 28-year-old man on Sycamore Street, Leeton. The man allegedly ran from the scene and was arrested a short time later following a pursuit.

He was taken to Leeton Police Station where he was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of possess prohibited drug, and one count each of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, and goods suspected stolen in/on premise.

The Leeton man was refused bail to reappear before Griffith Local Court on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

About 4:15pm on Saturday (8 June 2024), officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District Criminal Investigations Unit arrested a 31-year-old man on Gidgee Street, Leeton.

He was taken to Griffith Police Station and charged with break and enter house and 15 counts of steal firearm.

He was refused bail and appeared before Wagga Wagga Local Court, where he was refused bail to reappear before Griffith Local Court on Wednesday 12 June 2024.

Anyone with information about the theft of firearms in this area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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