Mother, son threatened with gun: court

A man charged with threatening a mother and her son with a gun during a Barrack Heights break-in has faced Wollongong Court.

Police said a man, 22, answered a knock at the front door of his Viola Way home when he was allegedly confronted by a man demanding money at 10pm on Tuesday.

The occupant’s mother came to his aid before they were both threatened with a firearm.

The man allegedly stole a computer before fleeing.

Lake Illawarra police and the Dog Unit searched the area and a man was arrested at a home on View Street in Lake Illawarra at 8.30am on Wednesday.

Police said a firearm was found in a car parked outside the home.

The man, 34, was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence whilst armed.

He was also charged with firearms-related offences.

He did not apply for bail.