Proactive police work has seen a man charged with an array of offences, including possession of a firearm, and break and enter after investigations into a theft in the state’s north.
On Thursday 30 May 2019, officers attached to Richmond Police District commenced inquiries into a break and enter at a home on Windsor Avenue, Casino, where a Toyota Camry and various items were allegedly stolen.
About 11.30am, police were called to a Casino business after reports of a shoplifting.
Following inquiries, officers stopped a Subaru in Casino and spoke with its male driver and female passenger.
Upon searching the vehicle, police located a concealed silver and black replica pistol, a substance believed to be methylamphetamine, and cash.
The 24-year-old man was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with possess unregistered firearm-pistol, possess prohibited drug, break and enter house, deal with property proceeds of crime, and possess housebreaking implements.
He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Friday 31 May 2019).
Inquiries continue to locate the stolen blue 2014-model Toyota Camry, NSW registration DPZ48G.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.