A man wanted by police in the state’s south has been arrested.
The 30-year-old man was wanted on four arrest warrants for break, enter and steal and steal motor vehicle offences committed in the South Nowra and Windsor areas late last year.
Police also sought to speak with him over three armed robbery offences allegedly committed in the Shoalhaven, Lake Illawarra and Far South Coast Local Area Commands. In addition, he was wanted for questioning for two other traffic-related incidents.
In the first incident, about 11:10pm on Friday January 11, highway patrol officers attempted to stop a white Toyota LandCruiser on the Princes Highway, Foxground.
The four-wheel drive stopped before reversing into the police car forcing two officers to jump out of the way. The Toyota then drove off.
In the second incident, about 9:20am on Wednesday January 16, police attempted to arrest the man in Nowra when he ran from officers and fled in a stolen Ford Ranger utility.
A police pursuit was initiated in which the Ford was reversed into the police car causing minor damage. The pursuit was later terminated and he was able to escape.
About 12:15pm yesterday (Friday January 18), police sighted him driving a four-wheel-drive in the East Nowra area.
A police pursuit was initiated in which the four-wheel-drive was reversed into the police car causing significant damage. He was able to evade officers after crashing north of Browns Road and running into nearby bushland.
About 6:30pm, officers attached to Strike Force Banff arrested the man on Hollands Road, Nowra.
He was taken to Nowra Police Station where four arrest warrants were executed for property related offences.
He was also charged with three counts of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon, two counts of not stopping after a police pursuit, and resist and assault police.
He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court today (Saturday).