Illawarra Newsroom

Two arrested after pursuit by Lake Illawarra Police


Two men have been arrested following a pursuit at Lake Illawarra on Friday.

Just after 10.30am police attempted to stop a stolen Volkswagen Golf on Edgeworth Avenue at Kanahooka.

The Volkswagen failed to stop, and a pursuit began.

The car was followed through Kanahooka and Dapto before the chase had to be terminated due to safety concerns.

About 12.30pm, the Volkswagen was found abandoned on Hooka Creek Road at Berkeley.

Two men seen near the vehicle fled into nearby bushland.

With the assistance of Polair and the Dog Unit, officers arrested a 26-year-old man in the water of Lake Illawarra and a 28-year-old man was arrested on Hooka Island.

Both men were taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.