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Chaotic night begins with baby seat thrown from a ute stolen in Cowra; ends with bumbling ram raid


A motorcycle falls to the ground. Copyright: NSW Police.

May 20, 2022


By staff writer


At about 9.45pm on Sunday April 3, 2022, a Mitsubishi Triton utility was stolen from a home in Cowra, about 90km southwest of Orange.


About an hour and 15 minutes later officers attached to the Hume Police District were notified and attempted to stop the utility after observing it in Young, some 70km southwest of Cowra.

CCTV footage from NSW Police.
Police say the vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated during which items were thrown from the moving vehicle – including a baby seat.

The pursuit was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.



The Mitsubishi was later found alight at about 1am on Monday April 4, 2022, outside a home in Sebastopol, which is about 100km west of Young.


The motorbike just before crashing to the floor. Copyright: NSW Police.

Shortly thereafter, police say, the house in Sebastopol was broken into, with car keys, a wallet and credit cards stolen. A Toyota Prado was taken.



The only cycle taken was the small red one on the right. Copyright: NSW Police.

Around 3am the Toyota Prado was driven into a motorcycle shop on Lovell Street in Young.


"After reversing the Toyota through the glass windows of the motorcycle shop, the males depicted can be seen attempting to steal several motorcycles before fleeing with one of them," police said.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to get this red motorcycle into the back of the vehicle. Copyright: NSW Police.

Copyright: NSW Police.

Trying to wedge it in. Copyright: NSW Police.

Won't go. Copyright: NSW Police.

Initial inquiries have indicated the incidents may be linked.



Detectives are also investigating an attempted break and enter at a sports store on Boorowa Street, Young, which occurred about 3am on Monday April 4, 2022.




As inquiries continue under Strike Force Tibbin, detectives have now released CCTV of the ram raid and subsequent theft of the motorcycle.



Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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