Tamworth detectives investigate reports woman had firearm in Petra Avenue, Tamworth

POLICE are continuing to investigate reports a woman was armed with a handgun in West Tamworth on Tuesday afternoon.

More than a dozen officers swarmed the area about 3.30pm after calls to the station to report a woman had brandished a black handgun during a confrontation with another woman.

Investigators have been told the woman left the scene of the confrontation in Petra Avenue, but officers patrolled the West Tamworth area in and around Petra Avenue and Robert Street but could not find a woman matching the description on Tuesday. 

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Detectives spent Wednesday reviewing CCTV footage from the area and speaking to witnesses but have been unable to verify the report or find any evidence of the firearm.

Police are calling for anyone with information to contact Tamworth detectives on 6768 2999.

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