13 November 2019

Bega Valley police pursuit nabs two alleged thieves

| Ian Campbell
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Two men have been arrested following a pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle through southern parts of the Bega Valley.

Police report that at “about 3.10 am today (November 13) a vehicle and amount of property was allegedly stolen from a government premises in Eden.”

“Officers attached to South Coast Police District commenced an investigation and located the driver and vehicle in bushland in Greigs Flat.

“A pursuit was engaged and terminated shortly after for safety reasons.

“The vehicle was located at a property on Grenenger Road, Greigs Flat a short time later.

“Officers conducted a search of the property, locating and seizing a large amount of property believed to be stolen, as well as an unregistered firearm, drugs and cash.

“The driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old man, was seen in the vicinity of the property during the search. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit and arrested the man, before taking him to Bega Police Station,” police say.

Friends of About Regional who live in the area reported being asked to stay inside their home during the bush pursuit in the Greigs Flat area.

The man was later charged with break and enter, illegal use of motor vehicle and various property offences.
He was refused bail and is due to face Batemans Bay Local Court tomorrow (November 14).

A second man, who was present at the time of the search, was arrested and is expected to be charged with firearm offences. Police inquiries are continuing.

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