A magistrate says a Warrnambool man found in possession of stolen firearms knows more than what he let on to police.
Glenn Moore, 47, this week appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court charged with receiving goods suspected of being stolen, weapons and bail offences.
The man is accused of attending a property at Warrnambool's Botanic Road at 8am on January 17 and requesting to borrow the victim's 2006 Nissan Navara.
He allegedly told the victim he would only need the car for half-an-hour.
But when the vehicle was not returned after four hours, the victim continued to call the accused and demanded its return.
Then some time overnight offenders attended at a property in Johnstones Road at Grassmere.
Six rifles and 500 rounds of ammunition were allegedly stolen as well as power tools, electrical equipment and a UHF radio.
Mr Moore is not charged with any theft or burglary offences.
The court heard Mr Moore allegedly re-attended the Botanic Road home in Warrnambool the following day about 11.30am.
He approached the victim and an argument commenced.
The court heard the victim armed himself with a chainsaw, which he started, and threatened to harm Mr Moore if he again entered his home.
A female witness alleged she saw Mr Moore walk to a vehicle, and remove a firearm before placing it back in the vehicle.
Police were called and a search of the Nissan Navara allegedly located three firearms, ammunition, clothing, a backpack, power tools and a compressor.
Mr Moore said he owned a Kathmandu jacket, but when ammunition was found in a pocket he then claimed the jacket was not his.
Police say the firearms were stolen from the Grassmere property.
Two of the firearms remain outstanding.
A third firearm was later located in Geelong in a sawn-off state.
On Tuesday, magistrate Franz Holzer said Mr Moore knew more than he had so far revealed to police.
He said the man had a relevant criminal history and that the 191 days Mr Moore had spent in custody was "not enough".
Mr Holzer said that if the man pleaded guilty to the offences, he would sentence him to 191 days in custody, to be followed by a corrections order.
Mr Moore was remanded in custody in order to be assessed by the Office of Corrections.
He will appear in court again on August 3.
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