South Coast Police have been told between 7pm on Sunday (16 January 2022) and 3am Monday (17 January 2022), a white Holden Colorado was stolen from a home on Golf Road, Bermagui.
Residents of Wallaga Lake and Akolele woke on Monday morning to the sound of explosions coming from the roadway just west of the northern end of Wallaga Lake Bridge.
Just before 5am on Monday (17 January 2022), officers attached to South Coast Police District were called to a dirt track near Wallaga Lake Bridge, Wallaga Lake, following reports a vehicle was alight.
On arrival, officers found the stolen vehicle well-alight.
NSW Rural Fire Service officers extinguished the blaze a short time later; however, the vehicle was destroyed.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Just before the explosion a plea went out over social media asking that a Colorado Ute, just stolen from Bermagui, be left in safely after its joyride and not damaged. It appears whoever was responsible did not receive that message.
It is not known what impact the explosion will have on the water quality of Wallaga Lake.
As inquiries into the incident continue, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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