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Man crashes pensioner’s stolen car at Ewingsdale

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A man has been charged after he allegedly stole a car and led police on a pursuit from Tweed Heads to Ewingsdale on Saturday (November 14).

About 8.20am a 35-year-old man approached a 24-year-old woman on Brett Street, Tweed Heads, and demanded her car keys. After a short altercation the man ran from the scene.

He then allegedly approached a 69-year-old man who was sitting in his car, a Toyota Camry, at the Kennedy Drive boat ramp.

He allegedly forced the man from the driver’s seat before driving away in the vehicle.

About 8.45am the same day the Camry was observed travelling at excessive south on the Pacific Highway at Clothiers Creek.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to pull over and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was terminated about 8.50am due to dangerous conditions.

A short time later, the Camry collided with the rear of another vehicle north of Ewingsdale Road.

The 35-year-old man ran into a paddock, before being arrested in a car park a short time later.

He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with robbery, take conveyance, attempted robbery, assault, and drive manner dangerous.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Sunday (November 15).

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