Man to face court following Florey home invasion

Facing court

A 31-year-old man from Eden, New South Wales will face the ACT Magistrates Court today on aggravated robbery and firearms charges following a home invasion at a residence in Florey.

About 4pm on Tuesday (16 July, 2019) ACT Policing received a report that two men had entered a residence armed with weapons.

It is alleged the men threatened the occupants.

The 31-year-old man was located in a garage at McCallum Circuit, Florey a short time later where police arrested him.

Police also found a backpack in the garage which contained a loaded sawn-off shotgun, a large kitchen knife and cable ties.

A short time later, police located a car that was linked to the two men. Police seized a second sawn-off shotgun, a number of knives and items of clothing from the vehicle.

Police are looking for the second man believed to be involved in the incident. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 175cm (5’9”) tall, with a solid build and short hair.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police including the identity of the second man to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6417911. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au