Pursuit brings stealing and traffic charges – near Shellharbour

A 45-year-old man will face court tomorrow on theft and traffic offences after a police pursuit near Shellharbour, south of Wollongong, this afternoon.

About 11:25am today (Monday 17 June 2019), police from the Southern Region Traffic Group were patrolling in Flinders as a part of investigations into a number of stealing and traffic offences.

While there, officers attempted to stop a Nissan Pathfinder that was travelling south on Jindabyne Road. When the driver did not stop, a pursuit began that was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Acting on information from the public, the Pathfinder was found parked on Whittaker Street.

Highway patrol officers, with the assistance of officers from the Lake Illawarra Police District and the Dog Unit, found the driver a short distance away.

The 45-year-old was arrested and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle on road during disqualification period (three counts), larceny (three counts), shoplifting and owner not disclose identity of driver.

He was refused bail and will appear before Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 18 June 2019

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