NSW police charge man after police pursuit in stolen car at Broken Hill

A man will face court today after he allegedly led police on a pursuit in a stolen car in Broken Hill late last month.

Police have been told a car was allegedly stolen from a home during a break-in on Eyre Street, Broken Hill, sometime after 10.30pm on Saturday 28 March 2020.

A few days later, about 3pm on Wednesday 1 April 2020, officers from Barrier Police District’s Target Action Group allegedly saw the stolen vehicle travelling on Mercury Street, Broken Hill, and initiated a pursuit when the driver did not stop.

Police followed the vehicle through Broken Hill for a short time, before terminating the pursuit on Brookfield Avenue due to safety concerns.

About 5pm on Saturday 4 April 2020, police located the alleged stolen vehicle parked on Beryl Street, Broken Hill.

Following inquiries, about 2pm yesterday, officers stopped another vehicle on Gypsum Street, Broken Hill. They arrested the driver, a 31-year-old man, and seized keys allegedly belonging to the stolen vehicle.

Police will allege the man was also wanted on three outstanding warrants.

He was taken to Broken Hill Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop/drive recklessly, three counts of drive with licence expired, three counts of take and drive conveyance, two counts of goods in custody and three counts of outstanding arrest warrants.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Dubbo Local Court today (Tuesday 7 April 2020).

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

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