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Couple arrested after high speed pursuit from Moruya to Victoria

March 21, 2023 11:36 am in by

A stolen car and a high speed chase on the South Coast has resulted in a couple being arrested and charged.

About 9.30am on Monday (March 20), a black Ford sedan was allegedly stolen from a business on the Princes Highway at Moruya.

Around 12.30pm, police saw the black Ford sedan on the Princes Highway at Tilba.

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Officers from South Coast Highway Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop and a pursuit began.

The chase was terminated when police lost sight of the vehicle.

About 1pm, the Ford sedan allegedly failed to pay for fuel at a service station in Carp Street, Bega.

Officers from Bega Highway Patrol pursued the vehicle south on the Princes Highway at Wolumla before the pursuit was terminated again.

The vehicle was chased through Pambula and was last spotted around 2.30pm heading south on the Princes Highway at Eden.

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Pambula resident and local author, Kate Liston who lives on the main street with a speed limit of 50 km/hour told East Coast Radio she was working in her home-office when she heard a car revving past the front of her place.

“I heard this high-speed car, the engine was revving really loudly and it sounded like it was going at least 100 km/hour right past my house,” Liston-Mills said.

“It was going so fast that by the time I went outisde, I couldn’t see anything, then I went back inside and about a minute or two later I heard sirens coming from different angles and I thought – good gosh I think there’s a chase going on in Pambula,” she said.

“Cars generally go less than 40 km/hour in our little village, because there’s cars parking and people crossing – even though we don’t have an actually zebra crossing or lights.

“It’s a bit scary because we have lots of children and elderly residents crossing, and something could have easily gone wrong.”

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Victoria Police advised the vehicle was detected in Mallacoota and the occupants of the vehicle were later arrested in Farmers Lane, Orbost.

A man aged 41 and a woman aged 42 from Narre Warren will face charges in Victoria and NSW.

Images: Google Maps, NSW Police

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