FOUR Queenslanders, including a 15-year-old boy, have been charged after allegedly pointing a fake gun at passing motorists and police officers on the M1 in far north NSW.
Police allege they spotted a stolen white Toyota Camry – with Queensland registration plates – travelling south along Hinterland Way, Ewingsdale, in an erratic manner around 11.25am Sunday.
It sparked a pursuit, in which one of the passengers alleged pointed a replica pistol at police.
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Police were then forced to call off the chase due to safety concerns.
It’s understood the car then turned onto the Pacific Highway at Knockrow, and crossed to the wrong side of the road, with those in the vehicle again pointing the replica pistol at passing motorists.
Police gave chase but were once again forced to give up as a safety precaution.
A short time later officers and the dog squad were called to a property in Pimlico after receiving report the car had been abandoned there. Four people, two women, one man and a 15-year-old teenage boy, were arrested in nearby bushland.
All four were taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with several offences.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with nine offences, including in company assault with intent to rob while armed with a dangerous weapon, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, take & drive conveyance without consent of owner and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous. He was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today.
Two 18-year-old women have been charged with in company assault with intent to rob while armed with a dangerous weapon, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and possess unauthorised pistol. Both were refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with in company assault with intent to rob while armed with a dangerous weapon and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.
Four charged with threatening drivers, police with fake gun during wild chase in stolen car on M1