Police Charge Two Teens After Pursuit At Wollongong

Two teenagers have been charged, following an alleged pursuit through the Illawarra today.

About 3am (Thursday 18 April 2024), police were patrolling Towradgi Road, Towradgi, when they noticed a Subaru Forester, believed to be stolen.

Officers activated their lights and sirens; however, the car allegedly failed to stop as directed, travelling north along the M1 motorway towards Helensburgh, allegedly reaching speeds of 180km/hr in a 110km/h zone.

The pursuit continued to the Helensburgh exit and travelled south along the M1 motorway towards Wollongong, when the car ran out of petrol, near Bulli Tops.

About 3.15am, the driver – aged 16 and a 15-year-old passenger were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The 16-year-old boy was charged with police pursuit – not stop-drive at speed, drive conveyance taken without consent to the owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of the owner and breach of bail.

Both were refused bail and will appear in a Childrens’ Court today (Thursday 18 April 2024).

Police will allege the car was stolen from a home in Newport, North Sydney on Sunday night.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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