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Disqualified driver caught behind the wheel with sawn off rifle in car

A man has been charged after police allegedly found a sawn a rifle in his car that he wasn’t even supposed to be driving during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south.

The 41-year-old man had just pulled his Mazda RX8 into a driveway on Marra Place at Sylvania at around 9.40pm on Thursday when police stopped to speak to him.

Police say they had cause to search the man’s car after he allegedly told them his driver’s licence was disqualified.


Inside the car, police allegedly located a sawn off .22 firearm, numerous tools, a torch, registration plates and a night vision camera.

The 41-year-old South Hurstville was arrested and taken to Miranda Police Station, where he was charged with drive whilst disqualified, larceny, possess house breaking implements, as well as firearms offences.

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