Car bursts into flames at the side of Sydney’s M5 moments after a shotgun-wielding man steals a vehicle – before a man is arrested at a nearby school
- A major police operation is underway in Sydney’s south-west at a public school
- A man dressed in all black was led from a school building and handcuffed
- The arrest at Prestons public school comes shortly after a car burst into flames
- A witness told Daily Mail Australia a balaclava-clad man approached him earlier
A man has been arrested at a public school in Sydney’s south-west.
The arrest at Prestons public school comes shortly after a car burst into flames on Sydney’s M5 motorway, while a man reportedly used a shotgun to steal another car.
A witness told Daily Mail Australia a balaclava-clad man approached him earlier on Saturday.
‘I had one of the guys in a balaclava come running towards my car, as I noticed the second guy carrying a shot gun,’ he said.
A public appeal was launched only hours before by a family who claim to have had one of their business cars stolen at gunpoint on the same motorway.
‘One of our family’s business cars was held up and stolen at gunpoint on the m5 near m7 on/off ramp at around 9am this morning,’ the appeal read.
‘If anyone happens to spot the car if you can please contact Liverpool or Casula police station.. It would mean a great deal to track it down.’
The witness said he saw a man holding a gun approach the black event medical car as he sped away from the incident.
Moments later, he said he saw the car for a second time.
‘They overtook me at extremely high speed in this car near Moorebank Avenue towing a trailer doing crazy speeds with the lights and sirens on,’ he said.
A major police operation is underway in Sydney’s south-west as officers swoop in on a local public school
A spokeswoman from NSW Police confirmed officers attended an incident at Prestons public school on Saturday.
In footage obtained by 7News, a man dressed in all black was led from a school building and handcuffed by five responding officers.
Officers immediately began piling items into brown paper bags as they searched the suspect’s person.
It is not known if the incidents are linked to one another.
More to come.
A spokeswoman from NSW Police confirmed officers are attending Prestons public school
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