Police chase follows violent hotel hold-up

May 21, 2024 11:28 am in by

A manhunt is underway following a terrifying armed hold-up and high-speed pursuit across the New England, Hunter Valey and Newcastle areas.

Four men stormed a hotel room at Kingswood, 10km south of Tamworth, just before 4am on Monday, threatening the occupants at gunpoint.

The group, who were all wearing face covers, fled the scene in a stolen Ford Mustang, sparking a 150km pursuit through the Muswellbrook, Newcastle and Mayfield.

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The chase, which involved ground units and the police helicopter, came to an end when the Mustang crashed into a service station on Corona Street, Mayfield.

The offenders then ran off on foot.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.