Men charged over firearms and evade incidents

May 18, 2023 8:15 pm in by

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Two men have been charged in relation to separate incidents across Greater Hobart on Wednesday afternoon.

The first – a firearms offence – took place at Glenorchy around 2pm.  Nobody was injured, but police believe it was a targeted matter.

A coordinated operation involving the Westpac Rescue Helicopter led to the arrest of a 34 year-old West Moonah man. 

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Two firearms were seized by police.

The second incident saw a 27 year-old man charged with motor vehicle stealing and driving offences.

Anyone with dash-cam footage that captures a dark motorcycle driving dangerously between 2pm and 3.30pm, in the northern suburbs of Hobart yesterday is encouraged to contact police.