A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a car and led police on a dangerous pursuit through Tweed Heads on the NSW north coast yesterday.
Police say the 35-year-old man approached a 24-year-old woman on Brett Street and demanded her car keys just before 8.30am on Saturday.
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After a short altercation, the man rain from the scene without the keys.
He then allegedly approached a 69-year-old man who was sitting in his car, a Toyota Camry, at the Kennedy Drive boat ramp.
Police say he forced the man from the driver’s seat before driving away in his vehicle.
The Camry was then observed by police around 8.45am travelling south at high speeds on the Pacific Highway at Clothiers Creek.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to pull over and a pursuit was initiated, however it was terminated within just a few minutes due to safety concerns.
A short time later, police say the Camry collided with the rear of another vehicle north of Ewingsdale Road.
The 35-year-old man then sprinted into a paddock, before being arrested in a nearby car park.
He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with robbery, take conveyance, attempted robbery, assault, and drive manner dangerous.