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A man has appeared in court after he allegedly threatened a pizza delivery driver with handgun at Tweed Heads on Saturday night.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were told the 17-year-old driver was delivering an order to Kennedy Drive about 7.45pm Saturday (April 16), when he was violently approached by a man.

As the driver opened his door, the man allegedly held a gun to the teen’s head. The driver accelerated away and alerted police.

Officers attached to the Tweed/Byron Targeted Action Group (TAG) patrolled the area and arrested a 34-year-old man at a service station nearby a short time later.

Police will allege the man was in possession of a kitchen knife and three replica firearms.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm, custody of a knife in a public place, and assault.

The man was refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court later yesterday (Sunday April 17).

 


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