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Police arrest man sleeping in car with rifle in Belconnen

Image supplied by ACT Policing.

Police seized two firearms and arrested a man found sleeping in a car with a visible rifle, following reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in Moulden Court, Belconnnen, at 5am on Monday 11 January.

The engine was still running when ACT Policing arrived at the scene and noticed an unsecured rifle inside the vehicle.

Police gained entry to the vehicle, arrested the man and secured the vehicle, having obtained a search warrant beforehand.

The firearms were identified as a 12 gauge shotgun and a .44 calibre rifle, and police also seized a quantity of shotgun shells.

Currently on a good behaviour bond, the driver will face court charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm, driving unlicensed, failure to comply with storage requirements, and possessing ammunition on Friday, 15 January.

If you have any information regarding firearm use in the ACT and need assistance contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website.

If you know someone in the community who is in possession of an illicit firearm and have concerns for someone’s safety call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening emergency.

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