Men arrested near Coffs in car stolen from Tweed

Two men were arrested at Arrawarra Beach on Saturday following an alleged break-in at Tweed Heads and a police pursuit that commenced at Glenugie.

Just before 8.30am (February 13), highway patrol officers on the Pacific Highway at Glenugie spotted a silver Hyundai Veloster coupe – allegedly stolen during a break-in at Tweed Heads late last week –heading south.

A pursuit commenced when the Hyundai allegedly failed to stop for police. The pursuit was terminated a short time later for public safety reasons.

About 1pm on Saturday, police from Coffs Harbour Local Area Command received information that the Hyundai was parked at a caravan park at Arrawarra Beach.

Two men were arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

A 21-year-old man was charged with: aggravated break and enter in company; take and drive conveyance; police pursuit, not stop (Skye’s Law); exceed speed over 45km/h; negligent driving; and drive manner dangerous.

A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated break and enter in company and take and drive conveyance.

Inquiries have revealed the two men are also allegedly wanted for outstanding arrest warrants in Queensland.

Both men were refused bail and were due to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court yesterday.


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