Charges follow manhunt
A man faces 20 charges after a manhunt which took police from Torbay to Western Springs.
Constable Jill Gilmore from North Shore Police says a Torbay resident heard his neighbour’s alarm go off on September 3 and went to investigate.
He saw a man leaving the property who said to him ‘‘There’s someone in the house’’.
A second man then ran out and the pair got into a car together and drove off.
The property owner was at home asleep at the time.
The neighbour noted the car’s registration number and called police at 1.22pm. The police discovered the car was stolen.
It was spotted by the police Eagle helicopter as it crossed the Harbour Bridge. Police think one of the men was dropped off in the New World Victoria Park car park, Gilmore says.
The car was found dumped in a carport on Finch St in Western Springs.
One man fled on foot but was caught by police at 1.45pm.
He was arrested and faces one charge of burglary, one charge of unlawfully being in a building, four charges of receiving stolen property, two charges each of failing to stop, dangerous driving and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.
There were two warrants out for the man’s arrest and he was already facing charges of theft ex-car, unlawfully being in a building, wilful damage, unlawfully getting into a vehicle, resisting police, escaping custody and two charges of burglary.