Two occupants of an allegedly stolen car have fled after a collision at Manly.

Just before 9.00pm last night (Sunday, 29 October), NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW Manly Station responded to a report of a collision between a 4WD utility and multiple parked cars at Sydney Road, Manly, near Birkley Road.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

Upon arrival, they found a white Holden Colorado had collided with a parked white VW Golf. The force of the impact set off the airbags in the Colorado and pushed the Golf forward, causing damage to two other parked vehicles, a Subaru Outback and a Toyota Camry.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

Police were told the male driver of the Holden Colorado and a passenger had left the scene. Fortunately, there were no occupants in the three parked vehicles.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

When they could not be located, police put out a call for more officers to canvas the area, with four police cars arriving on scene.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

At the time of the collision, the Holden Colorado was displaying Queensland plates registered to a VW Amarok. The mismatch immediately raised suspicion the vehicle and plates had been stolen.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

Following the discovery, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were seen combing through the vehicle, removing items including a number of sports bags.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

With the incident now under police investigation, and no need for the firefighters to remain, they were released from the scene and returned to Manly Station.

Occupants flee suspected stolen car at Manly

Police were observed carefully collecting belongings from the Holden Colorado, and placing them into evidence bags. It is understood the vehicle has been impounded for forensic examination in a police holding yard.

A NSW Police spokesperson said they are seeking public assistance to identify the two people who were reported to be in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage from the vicinity around the time of the incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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