Airds man charged following alleged pursuit and carjacking spree

An Airds man will face court today following an alleged police pursuit and four-hour carjacking spree.

The 27-year-old man was taken into custody over a series of incidents that occurred across three police districts, including the Campbelltown command.

Campbelltown officers attempted to stop a stolen Nissan Pulsar from Riverside Drive, Airds, about noon on Wednesday.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, which was terminated soon after due to safety concerns.

Police allege the same man was armed with a knife when he targeted a shopper at Figtree Grove about 12.45pm Wednesday, before making off in a Toyota Corolla.

A short time later, the man allegedly threatened a 55-year-old woman with a knife as she was helping a 90-year-old woman out of a Nissan Pulsar.

He then allegedly drove off in the Nissan vehicle.

A map of where the alleged incidents occurred on Wednesday.

A map of where the alleged incidents occurred on Wednesday.

The man allegedly dumped the Pulsar before stealing a Hyundai Kona during an alleged carjacking incident at Nowra.

Police chased the driver later that afternoon before he was arrested on the Princes Highway about 3.50pm, bringing the four-hour spree to an end.

Police allege the man threw a fire extinguisher out the window at the police vehicle during the pursuit.

The Airds man was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with three counts of assault with intent to rob armed with a weapon; three counts of robbery armed with a weapon; unlawfully taking and driving another motor vehicle; Sky’s Law; intentionally dropping an object on another vehicle; using a weapon to prevent lawful detention; driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license; and taking and detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage.

He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on Thursday, December 6.