UPDATE: Four youths arrested in Hillsborough after early morning chase


The Police Dog Unit tracked down three people who were hiding under a house at Hillsborough in a bid to get away from police this morning.

At about 5:20am Lake Macquarie Police noticed a stolen vehicle speeding through Charlestown – they pursued the vehicle until it was deemed too dangerous and later found the vehicle on Hillsborough Road.

The four people who were in the car got out and ran – the driver, who wasn’t old enough to even hold a drivers licence, was arrested a short distance away.

Police Dog Xtra was brought in to help and tracked down the three remaining offenders who were hiding under a house on Higham Road.

Police say the car they saw speeding was one of two that were stolen in Lambton overnight – anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.


All four suspects have now been arrested and are in police custody. 

The police dog bailed up three of the youths who were trying to hide under a house at Hillsborough on Higham Road.

Police will remain in the area to continue their investigations but residents can let their dogs back outside and continue on with their morning.


Lake Macquarie Police District officers and the Dog Unit are currently searching Hillsborough for youths responsible for an aggravated break and enter overnight.

Police are asking residents to keep their dogs inside until after 7am at least while the police dog does a search of areas around Robina Drive and Leroy Close.

Residents in and around Percy Street are being asked to stay indoors for the time being as well while the search is underway.

There are reports the youths are running through residents backyards.

It follows a pursuit early this morning of a car that was stolen during an aggravated break and enter at Lambton through the night.

One offender is in custody and three more remain at large.

Please contact Belmont Police Station on 49228899 or 000 if you see any suspicious activity in this area.
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