18 January 2024

Police charge man with 13 offences after alleged stolen car chase through Unanderra

| Zoe Cartwright
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Police charged a 34-year-old man with 13 offences after they pulled him over in Unanderra on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: File.

NSW Police have charged a 34-year-old man with a number of offences after they pursued him through Unanderra on Tuesday (16 January) afternoon.

A NSW Police media spokesperson said that at about 12:45 pm on Tuesday, officers spotted an allegedly stolen sedan on the Princes Highway, Unanderra.

A short time later, a pursuit began on Central Road.

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“The driver turned onto Staff Road, Unanderra where he allegedly lost control of his car before it mounted the median strip,” the spokesperson said.

“The driver allegedly fled the scene on foot along Staff Road before he was arrested by officers attached to the Southern Operations Group.

“During a search of the vehicle, police [allegedly] located and seized drugs, a knife, and cash.”

The man was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences, including driving a conveyance taken without consent, police pursuit, driving while disqualified, supplying a prohibited drug, possessing four prohibited drugs, dealing with proceeds of crime, custody of a knife, entering enclosed lands, malicious damage, and using a vehicle with unauthorised number plates.

He fronted Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday, January 17 where he was remanded in custody to reappear on Tuesday, 30 January.

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