Two Boys Charged After Pursuit In Stolen Cars At Dubbo

Two boys will face court today charged after multiple pursuits through Dubbo.

Operation Regional Mongoose is a high-visibility police operation to tackle serious property-related crime committed predominately by young offenders.

About 1.10am today (Friday 12 April 2024), police were patrolling Alcheringa Street, Dubbo, when the attempted to stop a Mitsubishi Triton, due to manner of driving.

When it failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued through Dubbo where objects were thrown from the vehicle and attempts were made to ram police vehicles.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

About 2.30am, police received reports entry was forced into a business on Rosulyn Street, and a Kia Rio was stolen.

A short time later police attempted to stop the Kia and Mitsubishi driving in convoy on Baird Drive, when they failed to stop a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated due to safety concerns.

Just after 2.45am police located the Mitsubishi on Mountbatten Drive abandoned. It was seized for forensic examination.

Shortly after the Kia was successfully road spiked on the Mitchell Highway and it came to a stop on Alcheringa Street where multiple people fled on foot.

Police commenced a foot pursuit and arrested two boys – aged 16 and 17. They were taken to Dubbo Police Station.

Checks reveal the Mitsubishi was allegedly stolen from a home in Nyngan overnight.

The older boy was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and breach of bail.

The other boy was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

Both were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 12 April 2024).

Inquiries under Operation Regional Mongoose continue.

Anyone with information about Operation Regional Mongoose is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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