Alleged burglar found with gun, bullets, machete and drugs during arrest

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AN alleged home burglar has been charged with a long list of serious offences after he was allegedly found in possession of a gun and machete while being arrested by police on the NSW Mid North Coast on Saturday.

The 26-year-old man was arrested in a park on High Street at Bowraville at around 1.45pm following investigations into an aggravated break and enter at a home in Stuarts Point on Monday 26 October.


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During his arrest, police allegedly located a pistol, ammunition, a knife, a machete, and an amount of drugs nearby.

The items were seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

Following the arrest, officers searched at a home in Bowraville where a several further items were also seized.

The man was taken to Macksville Station where he was charged with:

  • Aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence
  • Dishonestly obtain financial advantage
  • Possess prohibited drug
  • Custody of knife in public place
  • Possess unauthorised pistol
  • Possess ammunition without permit
  • Possess goods in custody.

He was refused bail and was due to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

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