Police have arrested a man after he was allegedly caught driving while disqualified with a gun stashed in the vehicle.
Officers patrolling Raymond Terrace just before 10am on Monday had their suspicions raised after observing a vehicle suddenly stop in a driveway on Irrawang Street.
They then watched as the male driver allegedly hopped out and ran off.
A subsequent search of the abandoned vehicle allegedly revealed a pistol, sparking further inquiries.
A short time later police attended a home on Glenelg Street and placed a 37-year-old man under arrest.
He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station, where he was charged with possess unauthorised pistol, acquire etc pistol-subject to firearms prohibition order, and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.
He was refused bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court today.