Police are investigating two aggravated break-in’s and vehicle thefts in Bathurst last night.
The first incident occurred about 5.15pm (Monday 15 June 2020), when a man forced entry into a home on Tyndall Street, Kelso.
The occupant confronted the man who then assaulted him and stole keys to his vehicle parked outside.
Three men were seen entering the Mitsubishi Lancer and driving away.
The matter was reported to police at Bathurst Police Station and an investigation commenced.
Responding police recognised the stolen car and commenced a pursuit however, for safety reasons the pursuit was terminated.
The second incident occurred about 8.45pm when the stolen vehicle reportedly rammed a car that was travelling on Rankin Street, Bathurst.
Officers patrolling the area responded and again sighted the stolen car. Officers pursued the vehicle through the township of Bathurst before losing sight; it was found dumped in Ribbon Gum Place, near Stack Street, Windradyne, about 10pm.
The third incident occurred about 10.40pm, when a woman heard a noise in the hallway of her Billman Place, Windradyne, home.
She went to investigate and saw a man inside her home stealing a set of car keys. He left the house and was seen getting into her white Toyota Corolla that was parked outside. She reported the matter to police.
Detectives from Chifley Police District have commenced an investigation and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to assist.
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.