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Two men are facing court today charged with firearms offences in Kyogle.

Police say that between 6pm on Tuesday 22 October and 7am on Wednesday 23 October, a .22 calibre pistol, ammunition, a magazine and bank cards were stolen from inside a vehicle at Roxy Lane, Kyogle.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District were notified later that morning and an investigation commenced.

About 12.50pm, police attended a government building on Geneva Street, Casino, and spoke with a 21-year-old man. Police searched the Kyogle man and found ammunition.

At this time a second male, also aged 21, ran from the same building.

Richmond PD officers subsequently searched for the man and attended a home on Norton Street, Kyogle, where he was found and arrested.

The second man, who is from Goonellabah, was searched and police located a pistol, ammunition, a magazine, bank cards and steroids.

Both men were taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with several offences.

The 21-year-old Goonellabah man was charged with possessing a loaded firearm in public place, stealing a firearm, larceny, possessing a prohibited drug, possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing ammunition without a permit and outstanding warrants.

The 21-year-old Kyogle man was charged with possessing ammunition without a permit, possessing an unauthorised pistol and receiving/disposing of stolen property.

Both were refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 24 October 2019).

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