Pair arrested after police chase in Murwillumbah

A 24-year-old man and 17-year-old teenager were charged with numerous offences following a dramatic pursuit through the main street of Murwillumbah on Friday morning watched by scores of people.

Police say that around 11.30am on Friday, detectives, with the help of Queensland police, found the pair sitting in a white Toyota Soarer, believed to have been stolen.

Police were making inquiries as part of Operation Facemask, established earlier this month by the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command to investigate several aggravated break and enters.

The pair fled following an exchange of words with, initiating a police pursuit.

Spikes were deployed by police on Old Ferry Road, Murwillumbah, where the pursuit was terminated.

The two males were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads police station.

The 24-year-old man was charged with outstanding warrants relating to traffic and aggravated break and enter, Skye’s law pursuit, driving while disqualified, possessing property stolen outside the state, goods in custody and aggravated break and enter.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Saturday.

The 17-year-old male was charged with three counts of aggravated break and enter, Skye’s law pursuit and possessing a knife in public place.

He was bail refused to appear at a children’s court also on Saturday.

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