A GLENROY man accused of pointing an imitation semi-automatic pistol at a terrified man during a home invasion has been committed to stand trial.
The victim was sitting on a lounge chair in his North Albury home in the early hours of January 19 when he heard a knock on a downstairs security door.
After the two men — Damian John Kondic and his co-offender — gave him false names, the man went back upstairs to turn on the stairwell light of the first-floor Sylvania Avenue flat.
The victim went back downstairs and opened the door, but before he knew it a pistol had been shoved through the 30-centimetre gap.
A committal brief handed yesterday to Albury Local Court magistrate Tony Murray heard how the victim, 29, put himself behind the door to stop the men getting in.
He heard one of the men allegedly say: “Open your door and give us what you’ve got. Give us your stuff.”
When he told the men he had nothing, the same voice replied: “Open the door or I will shoot you.”
The demands allegedly continued but the man — who heard the comment “go and get the shotgun” — continued to resist.
As the drama played out, his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend watched from the upstairs flat. She then called triple-0.
The victim struggled to keep the door shut for another two to three minutes before running upstairs to his flat.
But Kondic, 39 — who police claim was holding the imitation Baretta 92F pistol — and his co-offender allegedly then went through the door and headed towards the flat.
“At one stage the firearm was pointed at the victim when he was at the top (of) the stairs,” the police brief says.
The victim threw a chair down the stairs and soon afterwards the two men ran off.
The only description police had was for the other man, so when police came across them he was arrested while Kondic was allowed to go home.
Kondic was arrested on February 7, four days after he was seen in the passenger seat of a car driven by a woman in Glenroy. Kondic was not in the car when it was pulled over and police allegedly found the Spanish-made imitation Baretta in a white sock hidden under the seat.
A shotgun was also allegedly found in a shed at the back of Kondic’s Tyla Court home.
Mr Murray said he was satisfied there was sufficient evidence for a jury to convict Kondic on the charges.
Kondic faces several charges, including possessing an unauthorised pistol and possessing an unauthorised firearm.
He also faces counts over entering the couple’s flat, although three charges were withdrawn yesterday.
Kondic, who has spent time in custody since his arrest, was granted bail yesterday afternoon.