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Man charged with alleged carjacking

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A man who was wanted on serious firearms offences has now been charged.

Police have now revealed that the 21 year old was allegedly involved in a car jacking at East Nowra.

Just after 2 this morning, a 32 year old man was driving a Kia Rio on Holloway Road, East Nowra, when he saw a man waving his arms and stopped.

The 21 year old threatened the driver with a loaded firearm, before forcing him out of the car and stealing it.

The Kia was then seen travelling south on Holloway Road and into Hillcrest Avenue, South Nowra.

Fortunately the driver wasn't injured.

Around 3pm, Police went to a home in Filter Road West Nowra where they set up a perimeter.

He was arrested about half an hour later on Yalwal Road and taken to Nowra Police Station.

A search of the home allegedly uncovered a shortened .22 firearm, ammunition, and a white powder.

The man has been charged with six offences including:

Robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon, possessing a shortened firearm without authority, possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit, acquire firearm no licence or permit-prohibited firearm, not keep firearm safely, and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court tomorrow.

IMAGE CREDIT: NSW Courts