Police Arrest Man Involved in Yesterday’s Lane Cove Manhunt

    The NSW Police have arrested the man involved in Thursday’s Lane Cove manhunt.  The man was arrested on a boat in Sydney’s south on Friday 27th September 2019.

    Thursday 26th September 2019

    Just prior to 4pm on Thursday 26 September 2019 NSW police approached a man on Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

    After a short interaction with the man regarding an ongoing investigation, he allegedly produced a screwdriver before fleeing the scene.

    Officers from North Shore Police Area Command assisted by Polair, the riot squad and the Police Dog Unit, established a perimeter to locate the man.  The police closed Longueville Road near Birdwood Avenue and at Central Avenue.  They also closed Pottery Lane.

    Several eyewitnesses said they thought they saw a man in a grey hoodie running towards Lane Cove North.

    For further information about Thursday’s manhunt click here.

    Friday 27th September 2019

    Following inquiries, officers from Central Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad approached a man on the beach at Sandringham in Sydney’s south, about 1.45pm.

    When approached, police will allege the man fled the scene, swimming out and boarding an unmanned boat that was moored a short distance offshore.

    Officers approached the boat via jet ski and were allegedly threatened by the man, before Oleoresin Capsicum spray was deployed.

    The 48-year-old man was arrested and taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with two counts of use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, four counts of break and enter house and steal, larceny, two counts break and enter house with intent (steal), two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

    An outstanding warrant was also executed.

    Earlier in the day the Police Chopper was hovering over Lane Cove National Park and Lane Cove North.

    For further information about yesterday’s manhunt click here.