Alleged police impersonator found with crossbow and tomahawk in car at Richmond
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A Richmond man who tried to pull another driver over using a police-style red and blue strobe light has been arrested and charged with possession of dangerous weapons, police say.
Officers were called to a section of Windsor Road at McGraths Hill about 8.30pm on Monday by a motorist who reportedly said he was being targeted by a police impersonator.
Police intercepted a Ford Territory that allegedly had a strobe light mounted to its dashboard. Police say a search of the car uncovered a tomahawk, crossbow, arrows with barbed tips, restraints and knives.
The 61-year-old driver of the car was arrested and taken to Windsor police station. Police say a subsequent search of a residential property uncovered firearms.
Police charged the man with two counts of having a knife in a public place, two counts of possession of an unregistered firearm, failure to keep firearms safe, and four counts of possession or use of a prohibited weapon without a permit.
The man was denied bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court on Tuesday.
There have been a number of incidents involving alleged police impersonators reported to police in the Hawkesbury area in the past month.
On March 6, police reported that a man was pulled over by an unmarked white sedan with red and blue flashing lights on Mulgoa Road in Penrith. The man was then allegedly forced to hand over his driver’s licence before being assaulted and robbed of cash by two men of Caucasian appearance.
A 20-year-old woman was reportedly pulled over on March 13 by a man driving a dark blue sedan with a flashing light on the dashboard on Bells Line of Road in North Richmond. The man apparently told the woman to open the car door but she became suspicious and drove away.
Police say the incidents are unlikely to be connected and are continuing their investigation.
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