Police release pair arrested for plastic firearms without charge

Glen Innes police released a pair of men without charge after a dramatic Grey street arrest on Friday.
Glen Innes police released a pair of men without charge after a dramatic Grey street arrest on Friday.

Two men arrested in a dramatic Grey street police raid have been released without charge.

Half a dozen Glen Innes police charged the duo at around 2pm with lights blazing and guns drawn as dozens of witnesses watched on from Grey street businesses.

Police say they had received reports the men were carrying what they described as potentially dangerous replica firearms. In fact the weapons were toy cap guns made of plastic.

The pair were released without charge on Friday.

Meanwhile, Glen Innes police are looking for a crook with a green thumb they think is guilty of illegal gardening.

Police allege a person who broke into a Lewis Street house last week stole plants from the backyard.

The person allegedly gained access to the house by breaking open the front door sometime last week, with the crime committed between the morning of Sunday October 13 and 12.20pm Friday October 18, police say.

The person allegedly pulled a number of plants out of the backyard garden, but didn't steal anything else.

Police say it's one thing to get serious about the garden but this is taking it too far.

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