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Penrith Local Area Command

Police Arrest Man Allegedly Armed With Shot Gun During Break-In – Orchard Hills

A man has been charged after allegedly detaining and threatening a man and woman while armed with a shot gun during a break and enter in Orchard Hills yesterday.

About 11:50 am, it is alleged a 40-year-old man broke into a home on Calverts Road at Orchard Hills while armed with a shot gun.

Police will allege the occupants of the home, a 58-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, returned home to find the man inside the house.

It is alleged the man and woman were confronted and detained by the offender who demanded money before forcing the man to hand over his key card and disclose his personal identification number.(P.I.N.)

The offender fled the scene and attended a shopping centre in St. Clair where he allegedly used the stolen key card.

Police were notified about the transaction by the victim’s bank and attended the shopping centre where they arrested the man in a stolen car.

The 40-year-old Blackett man was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with 11 offences including:

  • Robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon,
  • Special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence,
  • Possess shortened firearm,
  • Possess ammunition,
  • Possess loaded firearm in public place,
  • Obtain money by deception
  • Take and drive conveyance.

The man was refused bail and is expected to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.


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