Burglars remain at large in the Moutere after a dramatic chase that ended in a car crash.
Nelson Bays police area commander Inspector Steve Greally said burglars were disturbed while robbing a property on Friday shortly after 5am.
After being chased on foot, the offenders took off in a car that police believed to be stolen, and crashed a short time later.
"We actually managed to get the dog unit there quite quickly, but unfortunately we didn't find the offenders."
He said police believed they had been picked up by some associates.
Does Nelson deserve to be classed as a city?Related story: (See story)