WAGGA police are hoping to have halted a spate of break and enters after arresting a 22-year-old man and 15-year-old boy.
Officers on Wednesday arrested the man and teenage boy, who were found with allegedly stolen items and house breaking tools.
“We believe they are responsible for a large number of break-ins over the last month,” Inspector Peter Robertson said.
It started at 9.45am as police responded to a break-in at a Brooklyn Drive property in Bourkelands.
A man and a teenager were seen to leave the scene on a trail bike when officers arrived.
Police started a pursuit in west Wagga, which was later terminated in Ashmont because of safety concerns.
Inspector Robertson said officers received reports of the pair travelling through the suburbs of Glenfield, Tolland and Mount Austin.
“We received reported sightings while we were out looking, which has been invaluable,” Inspector Robertson said.
The pair were sighted again on Fox Street where they ran off after their bike hit a stationary police car.
Officers were deployed to cordon off parts of central Wagga around Womboy Lane and Best Street with the pair arrested nearby with help from the dog unit.
A backpack of allegedly stolen goods was found in a nearby building.
Police were still interviewing the pair on Wednesday night.
They were assisting officers with inquiries.
Charges are expected to be laid in the near future.
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