Two charged over police chase that reached dramatic conclusion in Penrith

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Two males have been charged following a pursuit last weekend that ended at Westfield Penrith.

About 2.52pm on Saturday 6 July 2024, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command observed an allegedly stolen black Audi Q7 driving in a dangerous manner on Nutt Road, Londonderry.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle; when it didn’t stop, a pursuit was initiated.

“The pursuit was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns,” a Police spokesperson said.

“The vehicle was then tracked by PolAir to a shopping centre car park on High Street, Penrith, where it came to a stop.

“Two people were seen leaving the vehicle on foot.

“A short time later, a 19-year-old man was arrested nearby and taken to Penrith Police Station.”

The 19-year-old was charged with two counts of ‘be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner’, ‘larceny value less than or equal to $2000’ and ‘passenger not disclose driver’s/other passenger’s identity’.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Penrith Local Court on Tuesday, July 23.

The vehicle was seized for forensic examination.

Following further inquiries by officers attached to the Hawkesbury Police Area Command, the second person – a 17-year-old boy – who police will allege was driving the vehicle, was arrested at an address on Mileham Street, Windsor, yesterday.

He was taken to Windsor Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of ‘drive conveyance taken without consent of owner’, three counts of ‘drive motor vehicle during disqualified period’, ‘exceed speed more than 45km/h’, ‘police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly’, ‘drive recklessly/ furiously or speed/manner dangerous’ and ‘breach of bail’.

The 17-year-old appeared before a children’s court yesterday where he was refused bail to appear before a children’s court on Monday, July 15.

Police will allege in court the Audi was stolen from an address in Glenwood on Monday, July 1.

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