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.


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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.


Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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