Frightening incident at Cranebrook

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Police have charged a man with trespassing, assault and possession of an unauthorised pistol after an incident in Cranebrook.

About 7pm last night, police responded to reports of a man with a firearm at a residence in Collitt Crescent, Cranebrook.

It will be alleged the man walked onto the front porch of the property and smashed a window with the butt of a firearm.

Inside the house at the time were two men, a woman, and two young children.

The two men chased the alleged trespasser into the front yard. During a subsequent altercation, police allege one of the men was struck in the head with gun.

The alleged offender then left the address on foot.

Police from Penrith Local Area Command attended and immediately began a search for the man.

A Police Transport Command (PTC) car in the area at the time diverted to the scene, and spotted a person fitting the man’s description in a reserve at the end of Hyton Place, Cranebrook.

Two PTC officers chased and arrested the man. They also assisted in the recovery of a “BB” gun resembling a 9mm pistol from a nearby residential back yard.

The 35-year-old Werrington Downs man was taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment to a cut on his right arm.

He was subsequently charged with common assault; possess unauthorised pistol, destroy or damage property; and enter building/land with firearm or imitation firearm.

The man was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today.

The investigation into this incident continues.

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