New England police searching for driver after stolen Corolla dumped in Judith St, Armidale, after pursuit in Niagara St

Seized: The stolen white Toyota Corolla is unloaded at Armidale Police Station where it will undergo forensic examination. It was dumped in Judith St on Wednesday.

Seized: The stolen white Toyota Corolla is unloaded at Armidale Police Station where it will undergo forensic examination. It was dumped in Judith St on Wednesday.

NEW England police are searching for a driver who led officers on several high-speed pursuits in and around Armidale.

Police recovered the stolen white Toyota Corolla on Wednesday after the third dangerous chase in town.

New England Detective Inspector Ann Joy said the car was dumped in Judith St.

“The vehicle sustained minor damage to the front and rear and also had the stereo stolen,” she said.

The Toyota Corolla was reported stolen from a Union St address in Newcastle between 11.30pm on May 15 and 8am on May 16.

New England Detective Inspector Ann Joy

“The Toyota Corolla was reported stolen from a Union St address in Newcastle between 11.30pm on May 15 and 8am on May 16.”

Seized: The stolen white Toyota Corolla is unloaded at Armidale Police Station where it will undergo forensic examination.

Seized: The stolen white Toyota Corolla is unloaded at Armidale Police Station where it will undergo forensic examination.

On Tuesday, the car was involved in a fail-to-stop crash in Uralla before it led officers on two chases including in Armidale.

Shortly before 10am on Wednesday, highway patrol spotted the stolen car again in Niagara St but the pursuit was terminated shortly after “due to the dangerous manner of driving” after the driver ran a give-way sign, travelling along Rusden and into Barney Streets.

Detective Inspector Joy said the driving was incredibly dangerous because “there were a number of pedestrians” around at the time.

“Obviously police are calling for any other witnesses who saw the stolen white Corolla to come forward,” she said.

We would urge the driver to hand himself in. The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination and investigations are continuing.

New England Detective Inspector Ann Joy

“We would urge the driver to hand himself in.

“The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination and investigations are continuing.”