Car theft thwarted

POLICE are looking for two men who tried to steal a car at North Bellingen, right from under the nose of the owner.

A man, 40, was with his kids at his Cedar Court home at 8am on Wednesday when he saw his red Daihatsu sedan being driven out of the driveway.

The keys had been left in the ignition.

He gave chase but the car stopped in the front yard of a neighbour's house and two males ran from the scene.

If you can help with the investigation, contact Bellingen police on 6655 1444.

Firearm stolen

THIEVES stole a rifle and bullets from a house on Bellingen's Kalang Road on Wednesday.

The intruders snuck into the house through a back door some time between 9.15am and 10.45am.

If you saw suspicious activity in the area at the time, contact Bellingen police on 6655 1444.

Man, 21, caught over the limit

A COFFS HARBOUR man, 21, wound up in trouble when police pulled him over in Coffs Harbour's West High Street on Wednesday.

He was breath-tested and later returned a breath analysis reading of .130 at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

He was charged with mid-range drink-driving, driving while disqualified and stating a false name.

Woman driver in close shave

THREE people had a lucky escape from a car accident on the Pacific Highway north of Corindi yesterday.

Police said a Victorian woman, 27, was driving with her two workmates north on Dirty Creek Range at 8.45am and was turning left into Range Road when she

lost control of her Toyota sedan.

The car skidded into a give-way sign and tilted on the driver's side.

No-one was hurt.



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