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Man arrested over assaults on South Coast


A man appeared in Queanbeyan Court yesterday after being extradited from the ACT charged with numerous offences on the South Coast earlier this month.

About 4.45pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018, a man was involved in a domestic argument at a Catalina home with a woman who was known to him. The woman was assaulted and her handbag stolen during the fight.

A short time later, a unit at Surf Beach Avenue Surf Beach was broken into and the male occupant was assaulted. A 60-year-old woman who lived in a nearby unit tried to intervene as the man was driving off in a vehicle.

She was hit by the car and left with suspected leg and pelvic fractures. A bystander came to the woman’s aid.

The man drove away from the area and was last seen in Tasman Street at Surf Beach after the stolen car he was travelling in, hit a gutter.

Police from South Coast Police District commenced their inquiries to locate the man.

On Wednesday 12 September 2018, NSW Police were advised that a 29-year-old man was being released from a Canberra Hospital.

The man was held by virtue of an arrest warrant and conveyed to a Canberra Court where NSW Police sought his extradition.

He was then taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with numerous offences including aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence, aggravated steal from person and assault (DV).

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