A man has been under police guard in hospital after a woman died and two men were critically injured on the Far South Coast yesterday.
It was about 3.35pm (Friday 1 June 2018), that a passing motorist was flagged down by 71-year-old man seeking help after being stabbed at his home in East Street, Bega.
Emergency services arrived to find the man and his 69-year-old wife critically injured.
The woman died at the South East Regional Hospital and the man is in a critical condition. Police have been advised he was airlifted to St George Hospital.
A short time later, officers from the South Coast Police District engaged in pursuits of a car belonging to the couple being driven by a 20-year-old man.
About 4.40pm, a 55-year-old man was allegedly struck in the head with a hammer by the same 20-year-old man during the carjacking of his vehicle on the Sapphire Coast Drive in Bournda. That man has been airlifted to St George Hospital where he also remains in a critical condition.
A woman who was a passenger in the car at the time escaped without injury.
The car crashed 500m further down the road and the driver ran into bushland.
Specialist officers – including the police airwing, PolAir, Negotiators and State Protection Support Unit (SPSU) operatives – were called to assist local police and a perimeter was established.
About 8.20pm the man was arrested and taken to the South East Regional Hospital for assessment.
Detectives from the South Coast Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information should call Bega Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via their social media pages.