Two men are facing court over firearm charges.
Two men are facing court over firearm charges. Trevor Veale

Gun, ammo allegedly stolen from vehicle in Kyogle

TWO men are expected to face court today on firearms charges.

Police will allege a .22 calibre pistol, ammunition, a magazine and bank cards were were stolen from a vehicle on Roxy Lane, Kyogle, between 6pm on Tuesday and 7am Wednesday this week.

Police were notified and began an investigation.

Police attended a government building on Geneva St, Kyogle, about 12.50pm on Wednesday and spoke with a 21-year-old Kyogle man.

They will allege that they searched the man and found ammunition in his possession.

A second man of the same age allegedly ran from the building at that time.

Richmond Police District officers then searched for the second man and located him at a Norton St, Kyogle address.

He was searched and police allegedly found a pistol, ammunition, a magazine, bank cards and steroids in his possession.

The pair were taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with a number of offences.

The 21-year-old Goonellabah man was charged with possessing a loaded firearm in a public place, stealing a firearm, larceny, possessing a prohibited drug, possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing ammunition without permit and outstanding warrants.

The 21-year-old Kyogle man was charged with possessing ammunition without a permit, possessing an unauthorised pistol and receiving or disposing of stolen property.

The men were refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today.



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