Guns, machetes and tasers among a disturbing array of weapons seized from unit after ‘shoppers were threatened with a Taser’
- WA police find illegal weapons cache in unit
- They were called when a man threatened shoppers
A cache of weapons have been seized from a unit after police followed up on reports of a man threatening shoppers with a taser two weeks ago.
Police had received reports of a man threatening shoppers with a taser at Karrinyup shopping centre, in Perth’s north, on March 1.
Officers were called to the scene but the man had fled before they arrived.
Two weeks later police raided a unit on Bridgewater Crescent in the same suburb of the shopping centre.
They allegedly uncovered 19 weapons including machetes, axes, guns, large hunting knives, tasers and ammunition.
Police have seized a scary stash of illegal weapons 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 crimes being committed
Senior Sergeant Haydn Farrow of Scarborough police labelled the discovery as ‘concerning’.
‘It’s of real concern that this amount of weapons were found at a residential address,’ he said.
‘By seizing those weapons we’ve potentially prevented further serious crime.’
Gel blasters, similar to weapons used in paintball skirmishes, were also allegedly seized in the raid.
They are prohibited weapons in WA and possession of even one can carry a maximum penalties of up to 3 years imprisonment and/or $36,000 fine.
Scarborough police charged a 41 year old Karrinyup man with 22 offences, including 10 counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and 11 counts of possession of a controlled weapon.
He was also charged with being armed in a way that may cause fear.
The man will appear at Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday 28 March.
Police also arrested a 63-year-old woman at the unit who was allegedly behaving aggressively towards police.
She was charged with obstructing police and failing to five personal details.
Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 24 March.
Among the 19 weapons seized was a frightening selection of daggers, axes and hunting knives
One of the 19 weapons seized in the raid by WA police. A 41 year old man was charged with 22 weapons offences