Police charge man after home invasion – Lavington

A man has been charged following an alleged home invasion in the state’s south yesterday.

About 8.15am (Monday 26 September 2022), officers attached to Murray River Police District were called to a unit on Prune Street, Lavington, following reports of an alleged home invasion.

As police arrived, a Jeep SUV was driven from the unit before it allegedly drove into a police vehicle.

A pursuit was initiated, during which the Jeep allegedly collided with a Toyota Echo at the intersection of Prune and Haigh Streets, before continuing.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later.

The driver of the Toyota – a man in his 40s – suffered minor injuries; the officers were not injured.

Following inquiries, officers were called to a vehicle fire nearby a short time later.

Two people allegedly ran from the scene, with the alleged driver arrested after a short foot pursuit.

The man – aged 28 – was taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with:

– aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence,

– use etc offensive weapon in company to prevent detention,

– not give particulars to injured person,

– police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly,

– never licensed person drive vehicle on road – prior offence, and

– drive conveyance taken w/o consent of owner.

He was refused bail and will appear at Albury Local Court today (Tuesday 27 September 2022).

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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