Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

{BONNIE & CLYDE, 2009 STYLE} {Bonnie & Clyde Caught in Coffs}; {POLICE SAY COUPLE TRIED TO RUN THEM DOWN AFTER ROBBING MACCA'S AND TWO LOCAL VIDEO STORES} {after a Hair-Raising Police Chase }

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

{BONNIE & CLYDE, 2009 STYLE} {Bonnie & Clyde Caught in Coffs}; {POLICE SAY COUPLE TRIED TO RUN THEM DOWN AFTER ROBBING MACCA'S AND TWO LOCAL VIDEO STORES} {after a Hair-Raising Police Chase }

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Byline: CRAIG MCTEAR

THEY are a modern day Bonnie and Clyde.

A man and a woman have been arrested in dramatic circumstances in Coffs Harbour after allegedly trying to run down two police officers in a hectic pursuit.

Before that, the couple had robbed three stores getting away with up to $1300, police allege.

Their crime spree began in Queensland on Wednesday when they allegedly stole a white Hyundai sedan from the Stradbroke Ferry Terminal at Cleveland.

They then drove to the McDonald's restaurant at Ballina's Brampton Street at 1am on Sunday where the man used a jemmy bar to smash the drive-through window and stole cash from the register, police allege.

The couple then drove to Video Ezy in Woolgoolga's Fawcett Street at 12.30pm that day and the man allegedly grabbed the cash register from the counter.

He produced a screwdriver when a male employee challenged him, police allege.

The man allegedly threatened the staff member before fleeing from the store with the register, which contained cash.

Police allege the pair entered Video Ezy at the Bailey Centre in Coffs Harbour at 7.30pm on Sunday and while the woman distracted staff, the man allegedly stole cash from the register and they fled in their vehicle.

Shocked eye-witnesses gave police details of the getaway car which they found in Park Avenue shortly after.

Police chased the car into Nimbin Place where it smashed into a fence. The man re-started the vehicle and the couple allegedly tried to evade capture by driving at the two officers who had stepped out of their vehicle.

The officers had to jump out of the way to avoid being run over and the pursuit continued into Gordon Street, where the Hyundai slammed into a parked car.

Police arrested the woman at the scene. Her partner ran off but he was caught nearby. …

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