Man charged with threatening motorists with replica firearm on M1

 A man has been charged after allegedly pointing a replica firearm at numerous motorists north of Sydney yesterday.

Between about 1pm and 2.45pm (Thursday 19 November 2015), a blue 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer was travelling on the M1 between Newcastle and Sydney when the passenger, a 35-year-old man, allegedly threatened numerous drivers with a replica firearm by leaning out the passenger window and pointing it at them.

Three separate motorists called Triple Zero to report the incidents, and police from Kuring-Gai Local Area Command pulled the vehicle over on Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst.

The 35-year-old male passenger as well as the 36-year-old female driver were arrested and the vehicle was searched.

During the search, police allegedly located a replica pistol.

Both were taken to Hornsby Police Station. The man charged with four counts of intimidation and one count of possess prohibited pistol.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court on 6 January 2015.

The woman was released without charge.

Meanwhile, investigators are appealing for any other motorists who experienced a similar incident to come forward and report it to police. Police suspect there may have been further incidents.


Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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