Police Lay Charges After Pursuit Through Sydney’s West

A man has been charged following a pursuit through Sydney’s west.

About 5am yesterday (Friday 12 April 2024), police commenced an investigation following reports a Mercedes AMG sedan had been stolen during a home invasion in Henley.

Just after 11am yesterday (Friday 12 April 2024), police attached to Burwood Police Area Command and Highway Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle in Campsie.

A pursuit was initiated after it failed to stop and continued through multiple suburbs before being terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later police attempted to stop the Mercedes in Leigh Avenue, Concord, where it allegedly rammed into two police vehicles.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station.

One of the officers suffered a laceration to his hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The man was charged with:

– Aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal

– Steal motor vehicle

– Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (two counts)

– Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention

– Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty

– Custody of a knife in a public place

– Recklessly deal with proceeds of crime

– Participate criminal group contribute criminal activity

– Never licensed person drive vehicle on road

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 13 April 2024).

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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