Police find ‘fake gun’ hidden down man’s pants at Sydney Shopping Centre

A man is due to appear in court today after being charged with possessing a firearm in a shopping centre at St Marys.

Police say that around 2.30pm yesterday, three men entered a phone shop in a shopping centre on Charles Hackett Drive with their faces covered.

Officers were called to the scene and spoke to a 21-year-old man and his two 19-year-old friends.


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During a search of the 21-year-old police allegedly located a replica pistol hidden in the man’s pants.

All the men were arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station.

The 21-year-old man was later charged with possess unauthorised firearm and refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.