Home-made gun found after police arrest man attempting to steal parking meter

Police have seized a home-made firearm after arresting a man over the theft of a parking meter in Wollongong.

About 5.10am yesterday Monday 14 September 2015, officers from Wollongong Local Area Command were called to Kembla Street, following reports a man was trying to load a parking meter into the back of his station wagon.

Police arrived a short time later and saw the parking meter had been uprooted from the ground and was lying on the road.


Officers arrested a 30-year-old man and, when he was searched, it’s alleged police found bullets in his pockets.

During a subsequent search of the man’s vehicle, police allegedly found and seized a home-made single barrel pistol.

The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station while police applied for a search warrant at his Warrawong home.

It will be further alleged when the warrant was executed; officers found and seized samurai sword and a compound bow.

The man was charged with larceny, destroy or damage property, drive while disqualified, manufacture firearm without licence and possess unauthorised firearm.

He was refused bail to appear before Port Kembla Local Court today.