A man and woman have been charged and another man has been arrested after two police pursuits in Sydney’s inner west.
The first incident began just after 8.30pm Friday (4 October 2019), when officers from Burwood Police Area Command attempted to stop a Lexus SUV – allegedly fitted with stolen registration plates – on Tennyson Road, Mortlake.
The Lexus failed to stop and a short pursuit was initiated before the vehicle mounted a curb and struck a power pole.
The occupants, two men and a woman, exited the vehicle and fled the scene.
One of the men was arrested following a short foot pursuit and with assistance of the Dog Unit, while the woman was located in bushland nearby a short time later.
They were both taken to Burwood Police Station before the man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital under police guard for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
When police searched the vehicle they found jewellery, bank cards, bags, car keys and cash, all believed to be stolen.
The 32-year-old woman has been charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, resist officer in execution of duty, and two counts of deal with property proceeds of crime.
She was also charged with enter dwelling with intent to steal, receive property (x3), break enter and steal (x2), be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.
Police will allege these charges relate to an investigation by Northern Beaches Police Area Command into break and enter offences throughout the local area in August 2019.
Upon release from hospital, the 23-year-old man was returned to Burwood Police Station and charged with be carried in conveyance, resist officer in execution of duty and receive/dispose stolen property.
They were both refused bail. The woman appeared before Parramatta Bail Court yesterday (Saturday 5 October 2019) while the man is due to appear at the same court today (Sunday 6 October 2019).
Following inquiries, officers from Burwood Police Area Command went to a motel on Olympic Drive, Lidcombe, about 11.35am today (Saturday 5 October 2019), where they tried to stop a white car from leaving the scene.
The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated along Olympic Drive where the driver hit three other vehicles as it approached Rawson Street and St Hilliers Road, Auburn.
A 26-year-old woman, who was in the front passenger seat, tried to run from the scene but was arrested by police, while the driver was chased to the intersection of St Hilliers Road and Hall Street where it’s alleged he jumped into a car in a further attempt to escape.
The pursuing officer removed the man from the car and the 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station.
The man has now been taken to Westmead Hospital for an unrelated health issue and remains there under police guard.
A four-year-old girl, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, was distressed but uninjured. Three people travelling in the vehicles which were hit were also checked by paramedics as a precaution.
When police searched this vehicle, a large amount of property – alleged to be the proceeds of crime – were found. More items were seized when police executed a search warrant at the motel room in Lidcombe.
Inquiries are continuing.