Guns, machetes and tasers amid a disturbing array of weapons confiscated from a unit
Guns, machetes and tasers among a disturbing array of weapons seized by the unit after “buyers were threatened with a taser”.
- WA Police find an illegal cache of weapons in the unit
- They were called when a man threatened shoppers
A cache of weapons was seized by a unit after police investigated reports that a man had tasered shoppers two weeks ago.
Police had received reports on March 1 of a man tasering shoppers at Karrinyup shopping center in north Perth.
Officers were called to the scene, but the man fled before they arrived.
Two weeks later, police ambushed a unit on Bridgewater Crescent in the same mall suburb.
They allegedly discovered 19 weapons, including machetes, axes, rifles, large hunting knives, tasers and ammunition.
Police have seized a scary stash of illegal guns from a suburban unit after a man allegedly threatened shoppers with a taser the same afternoon
Senior Sergeant Haydn Farrow of Scarborough Police believes the officer’s quick work in conducting the raid may have prevented further crime
Senior Sergeant Haydn Farrow of Scarborough Police called the discovery “worrying”.
“It’s really worrying that this amount of guns were found at a residential address,” he said.
“By confiscating these weapons, we may have prevented further serious crimes.”
Gel blasters, similar to guns used in paintball skirmishes, were also reportedly seized in the raid.
They are prohibited weapons in WA and possession of even one carries a maximum penalty of up to 3 years imprisonment and/or a $36,000 fine.
Scarborough Police charged a 41-year-old man from Karrinyup with 22 offenses, including 10 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and 11 counts of possession of a controlled weapon.
He was also accused of being armed in a way that could incite fear.
The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday March 28.
Police also arrested a 63-year-old woman in the unit who allegedly behaved aggressively toward police.
She was accused of obstructing police and giving away five personal details.
Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 24 March.
Among the 19 weapons seized was a startling array of daggers, axes and hunting knives
One of 19 guns seized by WA Police in the raid. A 41-year-old man has been charged with 22 gun offenses
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