Police arrest two after alleged break in and pursuit in Lismore

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit in the state’s north today.

About 9am (Wednesday 13 February 2019), a home at Bungawalbin, south of Lismore, was broken into.

Its alleged the occupant was threatened by two males, armed with a knife before they fled in a Toyota Yaris, believed to have been stolen from Queensland.

Officers from Richmond Police District were notified and commenced inquiries.

Just after 10.45am, the Toyota Yaris was seen by police travelling north on the Pacific Highway at Broadway.

The Toyota allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

A second pursuit was initiated when the Toyota was seen travelling on the Bruxner Highway.

Officers attempted to use road spikes; however, the Toyota continued into the Goonellabah area at Lismore.

The vehicle stopped on the highway and two males were seen fleeing into nearby bushland.

Following an extensive search by officers, with the assistance from Traffic & Highway Patrol Command and the Rescue Squad, two Queensland males, aged 20 and 16 were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

Inquiries continue.

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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