LISMORE HEIGHTS: Police are looking for a man wearing red shorts around the Lismore Heights area. A dog squad was tasked to the scene.
LISMORE HEIGHTS: Police are looking for a man wearing red shorts around the Lismore Heights area. A dog squad was tasked to the scene. Harrison Astbury

Teens still on the run after stealing car at Ballina

UPDATE, 2.40pm: RICHMOND Police District Inspector Darren Cloake said investigations were ongoing into a police pursuit through Goonellabah this morning.

It is believed up to four offenders, aged between 12 and 18, were involved in a break and enter at a Ballina address this morning, where they stole a green Range Rover.

Police were then alerted to the vehicle as is was detected traveling in a westerly direction along the Bruxner Highway near Wollongbar.

Police engaged in a pursuit although this was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was then located in Goonellabah along with four males who took off into the bush. Members of the Richmond Police District as well as the dog unit established a perimeter and searched the area.

Investigations are ongoing although the four offenders are said to be ages between 12 and 18 and of Aboriginal appearance.

If anyone has any information or if anyone saw these people operating in and around Ballina this morning, they are asked to contact police.

 

Original story: NSW Police have confirmed an active operation is under going in Lismore this morning.

Unconfirmed reports from a driver, who requested not to be identified, described a car chase involving a "dark green, late model Range Rover" being chased by police along the Bruxner Highway earlier today.

The witness said cars had to pull off the road at the speed camera near Wollongbar to avoid being hit by the Range Rover, which was travelling along the opposite side of the road towards Goonellabah earlier today.

Further up the road, the witness reported seeing a car that appeared to have been rammed, as well what he thought was a side mirror on the side of the road that matched the colour of the Range Rover.

The situation has impacted traffic going into Lismore.

Former Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell confirmed she saw police activity near her residence in Goonellabah.

She also confirmed residents in Goonellabah have been told by police to stay indoors.

More info to come.



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