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About 2.15pm yesterday (Sunday, April 16) a white Audi station wagon was stolen from the lookout at Lennox Head.

Fortunately, the owner of the vehicle was able to track its progress using an app on his mobile telephone and reported its location to police.

About 4.10pm the Audi was sighted by police travelling north on the Pacific Motorway at Chinderah.

Road spikes

Road spikes were set up on the northern end of the Tugun tunnel and a pursuit initiated

While the car was spiked at Tugun, the driver continued across the border into Queensland.

New South Wales Police terminated the pursuit at the border but due to the deteriorating tyres the stolen vehicle was seen to come to a standstill about 200 metres into Queensland

The 30-year-old female from Pimpama in Queensland driver got out of the car and was arrested by New South Wales Police

She was taken by Queensland Police to the Southport Watch House where she will appear before Court today (April 17) for being in possession of stolen goods.

Inquiries in relation to NSW offences are continuing.

Speeding VIC car

About 10.50pm on Friday (April 14) highway patrol officers on the M1 at Yelgun allegedly detected a Toyota Land Cruiser travelling north at 168 km/h.

The car was safely stopped on the Kennedy Drive Tweed Heads off ramp.

Enquiries revealed the driver was unlicensed and that the car was stolen a week earlier from Victoria.

The 22-year-old Victorian driver was charged with exceeding the speed by more than 45km/h, drive unlicensed, driving a conveyance with the consent of the owner and displaying an alternated number plate.

He was refused baile to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Saturday (April 15).


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