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The pursuits occurred at Lennox Head and Tweed Heads on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4.

The Lennox Head pursuit, which was initiated by the Richmond Police District Target Action Group, ended after road spikes were deployed.

A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were arrested in Ross Lane at Lennox Head.

They were taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with steal motor vehicle, larceny, take and drive conveyance, police pursuit not stop drive recklessly. They were refused bail and will appear in Ballina Local Court on Sunday November 4.

A 16-year-old boy was charged at Tweed Heads Police Station in relation to a second pursuit, which started in Lennox Head and ended in Banora Point after the car was abandoned.

He will face court on charges of possessing property stolen outside the state, drive manner dangerous, police pursuit not stop drive recklessly. He was refused bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Children’s Court today.

Ongoing enquires regarding the stolen vehicles are currently underway.

Richmond Police District Commander, Acting Superintendent Toby Lindsay said it was anticipated the weekend arrests would lead to developments in other investigations into stolen property across the district.

‘When someone is stopped for a road policing offence, quite often other criminal matters are detected,’ Acting Superintendent Lindsay said.

‘These arrests occurred during operation Drink Drive 2. Even though the state-wide initiative [has concluded], people travelling in the state’s north can expect to see a high profile policing including random breath testing throughout summer to reduce risk on our roads and crime in our community.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. 

 


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