A man charged with an alleged carjacking while armed with a shortened rifle in Nowra in the early hours of Thursday morning has been refused bail.
Kaylob Philpot, 21, of no fixed place of abode, did hot apply for bail in Nowra Local Court before Magistrate Gabriel Fleming on Friday.
He faces six offences, including robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, possessing a shortened firearm without authority, possessing ammunition without holding licence/permit, acquiring a firearm no licence or permit-prohibited firearm, not keeping a firearm safely, and possessing prohibited drug.
Court papers said around after 2am (January 10), a 32-year-old man was driving a silver Kia Rio on Holloway Road, south east of Nowra, when he saw a man waving his arms and stopped.
Police allege Philpot entered the Rio and threatened the driver with a loaded firearm, a shortened .22 rifle, before forcing him out of the car and stealing the vehicle.
The Kia was last seen travelling south on Holloway Road and into Hillcrest Avenue, South Nowra. The driver was uninjured.
Following inquiries officers from South Coast Police District attended a home in Filter Road, West Nowra, about 3pm.
Philpot was seen walking from the home and was arrested on Yalwal Road about 3.30pm and taken to Nowra Police Station.
Officers searched the West Nowra home and allegedly located and seized a shortened .22 firearm, ammunition, and a white powder.
Police will allege the powder was .5 of a gram of methylamphetamine.
Magistrate Fleming refused bail and Philpot will reappear in Nowra Local Court on March 8.