NSW police arrest two over numerous offences at Newcastle

Two people will appear in court today after being charged at Newcastle with numerous offences allegedly committed across NSW.

Following a break enter & steal offence in Port Macquarie, during the early hours of Tuesday 9 April 2019, police began tracking a stolen BMW.

Police located the vehicle in Williamtown shortly after 4pm and started following it in heavy traffic.

A short time later the BMW drove towards police and a pursuit commenced. It was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

The BMW continued through Fullerton Cove, Fern Bay, Stockton, Mayfield and Tighes Hill where it became stuck on a median strip.

The two occupants fled towards another car and after getting into it, tried to unsuccessfully force the male driver out.

They moved to a second vehicle and tried to force the female driver from the car. She was assisted by members of the public and the couple fled on foot.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District arrested the offenders on Industrial Drive and took them to the police station.

A 21-year-old man was charged with aggravated break, enter & steal, police pursuit (x2), unlicensed driving (x2), attempt carjacking (x2), possess property stolen outside the state and an outstanding warrant.

The 23-year-old woman was charged with aggravated break, enter & steal, attempt carjacking (x2), wilfully obstruct officer and be carried in conveyance.

Both have been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 10 April 2019).

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