A number of guns are still unaccounted for and a man and a woman have been charged with a string of offences after they allegedly stole two cars, shot at a farmer and led police on pursuits over the weekend.
Griffith police responded to reports that two vehicles had been stolen from a property on Cross Lane at Mirrool around 1.20pm on Saturday.
The farmer who owned the silver Ford sedan and 2014 white Toyota Hilux saw the cars being driven off the property and decided to follow them while calling police.
It is alleged that a man behind the wheel of the Hilux then shot at the farmer, who was travelling in a Holden Rodeo. A window was damaged by the shot but the driver was uninjured in the incident.
Highway Patrol officers searched the area and found the sedan burnt out on the Mid-Western Highway, west of West Wyalong, soon after.
As more patrols were carried out, the Hilux was spotted in West Wyalong and police initiated a pursuit, which was terminated on the Newell Highway just south of the township due to safety concerns.
It was soon sighted again on the Newell Highway between Ardlethan and Grong Grong, and another pursuit was initiated and called off due to safety concerns.
The last sighting at that point was as the vehicle was being driven through Narrandera.
However, as patrols continued, the Hilux was found parked on Banna Avenue in Griffith.
A 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, who were sitting in the parked ute, were arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station.
They were both charged with numerous offences relating to the theft of the vehicles, shooting at the farmer, leading police on pursuits, fraud and larceny.
They will face Leeton Local Court on Monday.
The firearms stolen at the same time as the vehicles are yet to be recovered.
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