Arrests over Colyton armed robbery


Police have charged a teenage boy with armed robbery and an adult male with firearm offences after executing a search warrant.

Investigators from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit (MRU) formed Strike Force Goode to investigate an armed robbery at a service station in Werrington on October 20, 2015 and a service station at Colyton on November 2, 2015.

Following inquiries, about 6.55pm yesterday, police executed a search warrant at a home on Warbler Street, Erskine Park.

“During the search, police allegedly located two licensed firearms, including a Remington 700 and Marlin 3030. Police also located a Colt semi-automatic .45 calibre pistol, a Stirling .22 calibre rifle and 61 rounds of .45 calibre ammunition,” a police spokesperson said.

“A 50-year-old man was arrested at the address for firearm offences. During the search warrant, the man’s 17-year-old son arrived at the address and was also arrested.”

They were both taken to Penrith Police Station where the 17-year-old boy was charged with armed robbery, relating to the incident at Colyton.

He was refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today.

Inquires are continuing in relation to the armed robbery at Werrington and further charges are possible.

The 50-year-old man was charged with possess prohibited pistol, possess unregistered firearm, and possess unauthorised firearm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on December 7.