The police find the man with & # 39; bomb material & # 39; in his backpack near the packed Westfield Parramatta in Sydney

Man, 18 years old, carrying & # 39; BOMB materials in his backpack & # 39 ;, is only a few hundred meters from a densely populated Sydney Westfield

  • Man, 18, is in court after allegedly caught carrying bomb material in his backpack
  • Was searched by police during routine patrols in Parramatta in western Sydney
  • Items that are allegedly stolen from nearby Parramatta Westfield have also been found

An 18-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly caught carrying material for a bomb in his backpack near a busy shopping mall in western Sydney.

Transport unit police stopped the man during a routine patrol on Church Street in Parramatta on Wednesday morning.

& # 39; During a further investigation of the man and his backpack, the police found items that were consistent with the manufacture of an IED, & # 39; said a police statement from the NSW.

A man was caught carrying material for a bomb in his backpack not far from Westfield Parramatta (photo) in western Sydney

A man was caught carrying material for a bomb in his backpack not far from Westfield Parramatta (photo) in western Sydney

The police also found jewelry, a cell phone bag and earphones that would have been stolen earlier in the day from nearby Parramatta Westfield.

The Telopea man was accused of owning an explosive / gunpowder with the intention of injuring, armed with the intention of committing an indictment, possessing ammunition without a permit, two graves and malicious damage.

Samuel James Wayne Griffiths appeared in the Parramatta court on Wednesday afternoon, where on 29 May he was refused the bail for the same court.

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