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Police have arrested a 27-year-old Barkers Vale man who stole a vehicle in the same area on April 11.

As they were taking the details of the incident from the victim they saw the stolen vehicle pull into a nearby driveway. The car was retrieved but the 27-year-old alleged thief made off.

On Sunday, May 14, the man was spotted by Nimbin police at Blue Knob.

They allege he was hostile with police, who were forced to use OC spray and handcuffs to restrain him.

He has been charged with take conveyance without consent of owner, drive whilst disqualified and an unrelated breach of AVO. He was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

 


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