Man in court charged over pursuit, break-ins, NSW

A man is due to appear in court charged after attempted break-ins on two homes, and a pursuit through Sydney’s west.

Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command had been investigating reports that three males had attempted to break into a home on Caley Way, Mt Annan, shortly before 4am yesterday (Tuesday 19 January 2021), and a home on Dodonea Circuit, Mt Annan, about 5:30am.

Police were told two males entered a home on Hawthorne Circuit, Harrington Park, taking a wallet and car keys about 6:30am, and leaving in the owner’s black Audi TT bearing NSW registration TT-024. The homeowner was inside at the time.

A third male allegedly left the scene in a white Mazda CX5, which had been reported stolen from a Lindfield address last Saturday (16 January 2021).

About 9:20am, the Mazda was sighted by police along Bougainville Road, Lethbridge Park, who directed the driver to stop; however, it will be alleged the driver accelerated and a pursuit was initiated with the Mazda reaching speeds of 150km/h in a 50km zone. The pursuit was then terminated due to the manner of driving.

A short time later, the Mazda was again sighted by police on Marquesa Crescent; it was driven into a carpark where the driver got out and ran from police.

A 24-year-old Bidwill man was arrested after a short foot pursuit and was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with 12 offences,

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously

• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period

• Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner

• Resist officer in execution of duty

• Possess housebreaking implements

• Goods in custody suspected of being stolen (two counts)

• Enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse

• Aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence

• Aggravated break and enter with intent – in company

• Be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and

• Commit S114 offence having previous conviction.

He has been bail refused to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Wednesday 20 January 2021).

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