A person driving a stolen car gave police the slip after a 15-minute, high-speed chase which began in Orange and finished with a flat tyre in Canobolas State Forest.
A member of the public alerted police to the stolen vehicle, a blue Subaru Liberty sedan, seen on Shiralee Road at about 11.55am on Monday.
The car was believed to have been stolen in Orange.
Central West Police District Acting Inspector Mick White said police attempted to pull the vehicle over on Shiralee Road, but it took off and police engaged in pursuit.
The blue sedan gave police the slip after the car leading the chase sustained a flat tyre on the unsealed roads and police lost sight of the vehicle.
The chase lasted 15 minutes, heading back through the city past Orange Christian School up Cecil Road before making its way back down Pinnacle Road.
The blue sedan turned off Pinnacle Road into Canobolas State Forest along the unsealed Main Central Road at Towac Heights.
Two other police cars joined the pursuit, which wound its way through the fire trails and rough roads of the forest for nearly 10 minutes.
MAP: Where the police pursuit ended …
Despite the extra police presence, the blue sedan gave police the slip after the car leading the chase sustained a flat tyre on the unsealed roads and police lost sight of the vehicle.
Despite continued patrols in the forest, the vehicle eluded officers.
It is unknown how many people were in the vehicle.
Acting Inspector White said the chase reached a maximum speed of 110 kilometres per hour in a 80km zone, but otherwise averaged 60 to 70km/h.
He urged anyone with any information about the vehicle or its occupants to come forward to assist police in finding the vehicle.
Contact Central West Police District on 6363 6399 or reach out to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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