A restaurant worker in central Albury has been allegedly threatened by a Sydney man who approached her and waved around what turned out to be a fake gun.
Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said the 23-year-old man was walking past the victim on Dean Street, near the intersection of Elizabeth Street, at 1.30am on Tuesday.
“He’s approached a worker who was cleaning tables and made a number of threats towards members of the community. He’s then produced from his back a replica pistol, which was then waved around with a number of other comments made,” he said.
“The (victim) was upset in relation to what she’s seen.
“A person waving a replica pistol around, alleged, it would be a terrifying incident for any individual.
“Police were quickly on scene, searched and arrested this male.”
The man was allegedly found in possession of a replica pistol and six rounds of .22-calibre ammunition.
It is not known why he was in Albury on the night.
Inspector Woodward said police would check Albury Council CCTV cameras, but have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact Albury police on (02) 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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