Pistols, slingshot seized in raid
A MAN will face court next month charged with possession of prohibited weapons, including a stun gun, slingshot and extendable baton, and not complying with storage requirements for firearms including four pistols.
Investigators from the State Crime Command’s Firearms and Organised Crime Squad and Australian Federal Police raided a property in Gibraltar Rd, Bowral, in the Southern Highlands, about 7:15am on Friday, police say in a statement.
In a bedroom at the property, officers seized a battery-powered stun gun, an extendable baton and a modified slingshot, all of which are prohibited weapons.
Behind the door in the same room, police located a Brno .22-calibre bolt-action rifle propped up against the wall.
Police will allege the man did not have an approved storage cupboard for this weapon.
Officers also searched a car at the premises, locating two Colt .38-calibre self-loading pistols in a locked briefcase on the back seat.
Although stored appropriately for transit, the guns were not properly secured overnight, police will allege.
A 60-year-old man was arrested at the residence and charged with three counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without a permit; holder of a category A or B licence not have approved storage; and holder of a category C, D or H licence not comply with storage requirements.
As a result of these charges, police seized all firearms licensed to the man, which also included a Savage double-barrel shotgun and two Glock semi-automatic pistols.
The man was granted bail to appear next month at Moss Vale Local Court.