Witnesses sought following theft and alleged threats with a firearm at Dubbo

Media release

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as they investigate a stealing and threats allegedly made with a firearm in Dubbo on Sunday (January, 10).

About 11.30am yesterday, a 19-year-old woman drove to a home on Diane Street, Dubbo, and picked up another woman and man.

They drove to local shops and returned to the home.

As the 19-year-old was driving away from the house, she noticed her mobile phone was missing from her car.

She returned to the home and went to the front door of the house.CopCar

The woman allegedly asked the man, who had been in her car, about her phone and the man allegedly produced a firearm and threatened her, before telling her to leave the premises.

The woman then left the house.

Police were called and officers attached to Orana Local Area Command attended and commenced investigations.

While at the premises, officers allegedly located and seized a firearm, and other items believed to have been stolen.

No one was arrested at the premises at the time.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may be able to assist with their investigation, to come forward.

Meanwhile, Police are investigating after a man was robbed while walking down a Dubbo street.

About 1am on Saturday 9 January 2016, an 18-year-old man was walking along Macquarie Street, near the LH Ford Bridge, when he was approached by three males.

Officers have been told the trio assaulted him, and when he fell to the ground, they took money from his wallet.

One of the males spat on him, before they left the scene. The man did not seek medical attention.

Police from Orana Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances around the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The first male is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, 183cm tall, with a solid build, and dark beard. He was wearing a red cap and dark coloured pants.

The second male is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, 178cm tall, with a solid build, and dark curly hair. He was wearing a white shirt, white shoes, and a black cap that had a gold emblem on it.

The third male is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a chubby build, clean shaven, with a dark coloured ‘mullet’ style haircut. He was wearing a dark green shirt, and maroon/red trousers.

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. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.