Man nabbed for stealing bushfire-evacuation vehicle

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A 29-year-old man was arrested in Watson yesterday (January 6) in an allegedly stolen vehicle that had been packed by its owner in preparation for a bushfire evacuation.

During his arrest, police say the man drove the stolen vehicle at two police cars, damaging both of them.

The man is facing charges of driving a stolen motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving having never held a licence and breach of parole.

The man will also face a charge of aggravated robbery in company in relation to an incident at Hawker on Tuesday,  December 24.

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