Two charged over alleged carjacking on NSW south coast
A man and a woman have been charged over an alleged violent carjacking on the NSW South Coast, that injured two police officers.
Just after 8am yesterday, police began a pursuit when they saw an allegedly stolen car heading North on the Princes Motorway at Bomaderry.
Dozens of police, including highway officers and Polair, were called in to help stop the vehicle.
But, they came unstuck, hitting heavy traffic in Albion Park.
In an apparent attempt to escape, the car rammed another vehicle and mounted a kerb, before slamming into a vehicle stopped at traffic lights.
The 28-year-old woman and 24-year-old man who were in the car then fled on foot, but were quickly tracked down by officers and placed under arrest.
Both were charged with a raft of offences overnight, are expected to appear in court later today.
Witnesses caught in the unfolding drama said they were left “bewildered”.
Lake Illawarra Police said they believe the couple were responsible for approaching an 18-year-old woman outside a Gerringong supermarket on Monday, threatening her with a large knife and stealing her car.
Officers gave chase, but abandoned the pursuit on the Princes Highway, Nowra.
That stolen vehicle was spotted again near Berry, just before 8am, where it collided with another car.
Police will allege the man and woman then stole a silver Kia from a nearby property, rammed a police car and fled north on the M1.
The car is now undergoing DNA and fingerprint testing, with a number of items of interest seized, including the victims ID, keys, and knives.
Police believe a third offender was involved in the carjacking and may live somewhere between Wollongong and Nowra on the South Coast.
Anyone with information that may assist police with their investigation is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 444.
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