Stolen gun missing after alleged armed robbery
A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly stole a gun last Wednesday.
Stanthorpe police detective sergeant Ben Cox alleges the man contacted an associate from the Stanthorpe Pistol Club and asked to look at the male victim's handgun.
He said the defendant took the victim for a drive under the pretence of visiting fishing spots.
"The man has not shown fishing spots. He has threatened the owner of the handgun and said 'I've a knife get the f- out of the car',” he said.
The victim who police allege is known to the defendant assumed this was a joke and got out of the car when the defendant left with the gun. The man has been arrested however the firearm has not been recovered.
He was charged with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a category H fire arm, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a utensil.
He was remanded in custody until April 29 when he will appear in Warwick magistrates court. Police are now searching for a black 1911 colt 22 pistol handgun. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.