Police seek help to find man after theft and pursuit at Coffs Harbour

Police are continuing to search for a man who stole property from a shop before fleeing from police at Coffs Harbour yesterday.

About 10.40am (Wednesday 27 March 2019), a man parked a motor vehicle and entered an electronic store at Park Beach shopping centre.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Police District have been told the man stole numerous CD’s before leaving the store.

Shortly after 11am the man and his vehicle, a confirmed stolen black Alfa Romeo with a Queensland registration of 580 YSW was involved in a short police pursuit at Boambee East.

About 11.30am the Alfa Romeo was involved in a second pursuit on the Pacific Highway at Kundabung before making good his escape.

At 11.50am the Alfa was observed travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Collombatti by officers from the Mid North Coast Traffic & Highway Patrol.

When the vehicle failed to stop a pursuit commenced but it was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Police attended River Road at Kundabung after receiving information from the public and the abandoned stolen Alfa Romeo was located.

Police established a perimeter and conducted a search of the area, but the driver could not be located.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion. Police have released an image of the man in the hope someone may identify him.

He has facial hair, a medium build and short, dark hair.

The man was wearing a dark jacket and pants when last seen.

Investigators have urged anyone with information about the man to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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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