NSW police are investigating after a police officer narrowly escaped serious injury after being dragged by an allegedly stolen vehicle during an attempted arrest.
On Sunday, about 5pm, police located an followed a white Mercedes-Benz that had been reported stolen from a repair store in Albury.
Police believe the car was taken sometime between 2pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday.
Albury police followed the car to Burrows Road, Albury, where it stopped in a driveway.
Police allege as an officer opened the car door and attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, the driver began to reverse at speed.
The officer was dragged along the driveway but managed to roll away under the open driver door.
They sustained bruising and minor injuries.
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The Mercedes continued to reverse, ramming an unmarked police car before driving off along Burrows Road.
A pursuit was initiated but abandoned a short time later because of safety concerns.
The Mercedes was located at a Fern Place, Albury home at about 5.50pm.
Inquiries are continuing to locate the driver and passenger.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the car or have dashcam footage to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.