A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly using a fake handgun to terrorise a group of young men in Sydney’s south overnight.
Police said a 20-year-old man was walking with several friends along Gerrale Street at Cronulla around 10.30pm.
It’s alleged three males who were walking behind the group started to hurl abuse towards them.
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One of the three males then allegedly produced a handgun and pointed it at the group.
The 20-year-old and his mates ran to a nearby licensed premises and joined the queue outside the venue.
The armed man then allegedly followed them to the queue where he attempted to instigate an altercation by lifting his shirt on several occasions and showing the handgun tucked into his pants.
Security staff intervened and confronted the armed man who then fled the scene in a vehicle.
Police were alerted and, a short time later, stopped the vehicle on Waratah Street and arrested a 21-year-old man.
A handgun was also found in the car.
It was later identified as a replica.
The man was taken to Miranda Police Station and charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, common assault, stalk/intimidate with intent to fear physical harm, being armed with intent to commit indictable offence and offensive behaviour.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.