Three teenagers have been charged after police stopped a stolen vehicle in Sydney’s west overnight.
About 8pm (Friday 4 December 2020), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a white Hyundai sedan travelling on Colyton Road, Minchinbury.
Checks revealed the vehicle was stolen from a home at Bella Vista between 8.30pm on Thursday (3 December 2020) and 9am yesterday.
Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, a 17-year-old boy, along with his six passengers. The seven teenagers were arrested and taken to Mount Druitt Police Station.
Further inquiries revealed some of the youths were allegedly linked to robberies committed earlier in the day at Doonside Railway Station, Rooty Hill Railway Station and Mount Druitt.
Following inquiries, the 17-year-old boy was charged with driver never licensed, drive motor vehicle with person in or on boot, drive with person between 7 and 16 years old not restrained and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.
Two teenage boys – aged 14 and 15 – were charged with robbery in company (x3) and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.
They were refused bail to appear at a children’s court later today (Saturday 5 December 2020).
The four other teenagers were dealt with under the Young Offender’s Act.
Inquiries are continuing.