Couple charged over 1000km joyride in stolen hire car

A MAN and woman from Queensland have been arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a hire car and driving it more than 1000km across the border.

Officers spotted the stolen Mitsubishi Lancer station wagon travelling along Sydney Road in Goulburn, in the NSW Southern Tablelands, about 11.50pm last night.

It’s understood the vehicle was taken from a hire company in Queensland earlier this month.


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Police attempted to stop the vehicle but, instead of pulling over, it’s alleged the driver sped off.

Officers initiated a pursuit but were forced to terminate the chase a short time later as the stolen car entered the Goulburn CBD.

Then, about 1am, officers spotted a man and a woman walking along Old Sydney Road, while the Mitsubishi was found dumped in a nearby lane.

The couple was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station while officers searched the vehicle.

Police said a tent stolen from Nowra was found in the car, which they allege was also used in two petrol drive offs in Byron Bay and Kew.

The man, 31, was charged with two counts each of police pursuit – not stop (Skye’s Law) and obtaining a benefit by deception, as well as one count of receiving stolen property outside of NSW, and Larceny.

The 24-year-old woman was charged with receiving property outside of NSW (vehicle) and two counts of obtaining a benefit by deception.

The duo was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Goulburn Bail Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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