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Car thief gives police the slip despite crashing into gutter

A car thief gave police the slip despite crashing the vehicle into a gutter.

As a result investigations are under way following an aggravated break-in and the police pursuit of the suspect yesterday.

Just before 7.30am (Sunday, May 7), police from Macquarie Fields Local Area Command responded to reports of an overnight break-in at a home on Torbreck Street.

A white Nissan Pulsar sedan was taken from the premises while the occupants were asleep.

Just before 9am, officers sighted the Nissan Pulsar driving in Amundsen Street, Leumeah, and commenced a pursuit when the driver failed to stop.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later when the driver of the Nissan crashed into a gutter near Amundsen Reserve and ran from the car.

A search of the surrounding area was commenced involving local police, Polair and the Dog Unit, but officers were unable to locate the driver.

The vehicle was secured by officers for forensic analysis.

Investigating officers would like to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a skinny build and about 175cm tall.

The man was last seen wearing a grey top, brown shorts and a white cap.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Macquarie Fields police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page here.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via police social media pages.

 

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