Two people have been arrested after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through several Newcastle suburbs in stolen cars.
An Audi was stolen in Charlestown just after 10:30am Saturday.
PolAir located the car in New Lambton and tracked it through Lambton, Rankin Park and Wallsend, before it was dumped in Tyrell Street.
Witnesses say the Audi was seen driving dangerously, swerving onto the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic.
Three suspects then stole a Suzuki Swift, with PolAir following the car through Wallsend, Minmi, Lenaghan and along the M1.
The Suzuki was driven into bushland off the Link Road where it was abandoned.
The trio hid in the bush until two were tracked down by a police dog.
A 27 year old man and 18 year old woman were arrested.
A second man remains on the run.