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Car-Jacked BMW Chase Ends In Car Crash

A police helicopter was diverted from the hunt for Malcolm Naden to help chase down two alleged criminals who took police on a 170 kilometre, two-hour pursuit through the Hunter yesterday.

The chase, which included about 75 kilometres the wrong way along the F3 and an alleged carjacking, eventually ended on a remote Coalfields road after police used spikes then rammed the stolen BMW and arrested a couple.

Highway patrol officers manned freeway on-ramps to stop vehicles entering the southbound lanes after an allegedly stolen Ford Falcon XR6 sped north from near the twin service stations at Warnervale to the northern end of the F3 at Beresfield.

Police allege a couple in a BMW 120i was then robbed of their vehicle at gunpoint after the XR6 was driven off the road near a Beresfield service station. A man with a pistol is alleged to have threatened them before taking their grey sedan.

Police followed the BMW along the New England Highway and through streets in Maitland, including its main High Street, before heading towards the Coalfields.

A police helicopter, Polair 2, then joined the chase, with crew able to keep an eye on the wanted car as other officers continued at a safe distance behind. It is alleged the BMW was driven at speeds in excess of 200km/h at times.

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Added: Dec-15-2011 Occurred On: Dec-14-2011
By: jbpnw
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Tags: police chase, bmw, car jacking, crash, austraila, pursuit, cops
Location: New South Wales, Australia (load item map)
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  • I think at the end the police officer put his hand in the window to help the car jacker with his seat belt. Good job.

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  • For a second there I thought Britain finally got guns then noticed they were Aussies.

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  • Good job!

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  • So they wrecked 2 cars for this and endangered people by chasing them down?
    Why not simply keep your distance to them, unseen, let them feel safe and let the chopper report their position until they stop somewhere?

    If my car got stolen and pigs stopped it like that, I would slap them around good.

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    • @coolhund

      No, you wouldn't.

      ''A police helicopter, Polair 2, then joined the chase, with crew able to keep an eye on the wanted car as other officers continued at a safe distance behind.''

      Didn't look like they slowed down much or wanted to stop..

      It's a good thing they took em out safely before they killed someone or jacked another car...

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    • @Rusty420
      Yes I would. You dont know me.

      Yeah, I saw that. They were still visible. Thats much too close. They need to feel safe, then they will slow down too.

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  • Whilst its a good job by the cops, our laws here are a joke and the court/gaol system is a revolving door.
    These two will plead a hard unfair upbringing and will serve a few months and back on the streets, for the good men and women of the police to catch them again and some poor soul to get jacked again.

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