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Police chase focuses on Greenhithe

Police chase focuses on Greenhithe

Photo: Ben Watson Suburban Newspapers

Police are still searching for people involved in a car chase in the early hours of 24 March. A Ford Fairlane was abandoned after crashing through a railing onto the mudflats at Beachhaven. It is believed that the occupants of the car escaped and swam away across the upper harbour or Hellyers Creek.

Police later caught a man who came out of the water at Greenhithe, a few hundred metres across the estuary.

From "Radio New Zealand said police were looking for a man and woman, both Maori, who were reported asking for directions at Tauhinu Road in Greenhithe at about 2pm.

"The man is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing only shorts. The woman has shoulder length hair and was wearing a white top and shorts.

"Meanwhile, a 28-year-old South Auckland man will appear in North Shore District Court on Wednesday charged with burglary and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

"Locals believed the occupants could have been badly hurt as there were strong tidal currents in the estuary.

"The chase started before 4am in the Albany industrial area, about 8km away, when a police dog handler spotted a car acting suspiciously, area commander Inspector Les Paterson told Radio New Zealand."

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