Australian naval base in lockdown, weapons stolen

Last updated 13:45 30/11/2012

Relevant offers

Australia

Around-the-world balloonist breaks world record returning to Western Australia Jetstar mid-air fight: Alleged brawlers return to Melbourne Jetstar mid-air fight: Plane brawlers return to Melbourne 'I love you': Mum of fire victim tattoos son's final text on her wrist Australian man jailed for drunken New Year's Day one-punch attack Kiwi in triple murder sentenced to life Kiwi involved in bloody on-board Jetstar brawl may owe thousands Ban on Wicked Campers in Queensland widely applauded Men sets himself on fire, uses car to ram Australian police station Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart buys two cattle stations

A Darwin navy base is in lockdown after an intruder broke in, stealing a number of weapons early on Friday morning.

An ADF member was assaulted and a cache of weapons was stolen from a patrol boat, moored at HMAS Coonawarra.

The Department of Defence said the intruder overpowered a duty member on board the boat and then ''accessed the vessel's armoury and removed a number of weapons.''

The person then ''departed the vessel with the weapons''.
Northern Territory police have locked down the base and are searching all exiting vehicles.

HMAS Coonawarra is a naval base in Darwin, about two kilometres from the city centre. It would be common practice for there to be small arms on board a patrol boat.

NT Major and Serious Crime Detectives are investigating the incident, along with Defence personnel and the Australian Federal Police.

Ad Feedback

- FFX Aus

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content