Police trying to ID man who handed replica grenades into Nerang Police Station

POLICE are searching for a man who handed four replica grenades into officers at Nerang today.

It’s understood the man walked into the local police station on Cotton Street around 8.45am and left a box at the front counter.

Police said the man stated the box contained lost property before walking back out of the station and riding off on a bicycle.


It wasn’t until a staff member opened the box several minutes later, that the hand grenades were discovered.

The box was immediately taken to the carpark where the Explosives Ordinance Response Team confirmed the box contained three flash-bangs and one smoke grenade.

However, due to their condition, the grenades were deemed a minimal risk.

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Police believe the incident was not intended as a threat and have urged the man who handed them in to come forward.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 60s, around 175cm tall, with short grey hair and a medium build.


Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is urged to come forward.

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