Two Bandidos bikies in Orange charged after man allegedly threatened with gun

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Two Orange members of the outlaw motorcycle gang the Bandidos have been charged with multiple offences after a man was allegedly threatened with a gun.

Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested at a home in Orange on Friday and taken to Orange police station, where he was charged with participating in criminal group contributing to criminal activity and affray.

Police allege the man was involved in a fight with a group of people on Saturday, January 11.

The man was granted bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday, June 15.

Police said that on Saturday at about 1.30pm, a 39-year-old man attended Orange police station where he was charged with six offences.

They include participating with a criminal group contributing to criminal activity, assault in company assault with the intent to rob while armed with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to rob in company, affray, assaulting a person to intend criminal activity of a criminal group and being a passenger and not disclosing the identity of a driver's/other passenger's identity.

Police allege that the man used a firearm to threaten another man during an incident on January 11.

Police said it would be further alleged the man punched another man in the face later the same day.

The man was refused bail to appear at Parkes Local Court.

A third Bandidos' member, a 31-year-old Macksville man, was arrested at a home in Coffs Harbour just before 7am on Friday.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour police station and charged with participating in a criminal group contributing to criminal activity and in company assault with intent to rob while armed dangerous weapon.

Police will allege the man was involved in an incident on January 11 where another man was threatened with a firearm.

He appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Monday May 25.

Police said the charges followed an ongoing investigation into alleged violent and criminal activity in the Central West.

As part of ongoing targeting and disruption of criminal networks, police from the State Crime Command's Criminal Groups Squad commenced an investigation into illicit activities and ongoing conflict in the area.

Investigations are continuing.

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