A former Warrnambool man has been arrested by police special operations group officers for the third time - on this occasion after an alleged aggravated burglary at Woodford.
Detective Acting Sergeant Derek Verity, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said a 29-year-old man was arrested in Melbourne on Wednesday after an incident at Woodford on Thursday, February 16.
Police allege the man drove a vehicle he stole in Melbourne to Woodford, where he approached a property while armed with a sawn off shotgun.
He knew the man at the property, the male resident observed the visitor approaching the home, the visitor then forced entry to the property by smashing a window and the terrified resident fled in fear of his life.
The visitor was arrested on Wednesday and subsequently charged with aggravated burglary while armed with a firearm, firearm offences, theft and assault-related matters.
He appeared briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.
He will face Warrnambool Magistrates Court on June 16.
Police will claim the man, who has a very extensive criminal history, is subject to a firearms prohibition order.
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