Kalgoorlie Police apprehend two people on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at a car yard on Hannan Street in Kalgoorlie.
It is alleged about 7.25pm, they were driving a stolen Landcruiser they used to ram through the entry gates to the car yard. It is further alleged they then rammed entry into an office building on the premises.
Police officers arrived at the scene whilst the men were still inside the office. The men managed to get into the Landcruiser and in an attempt to evade police it is alleged the driver reversed at speed into a police vehicle. The force of the crashed locked the vehicles together and a tow truck was required to separate them.
One of the men resisted arrest and attempted to obstruct officers. A 21-year-old man from Boulder is next due to appear before the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on 29 July 2021 charged with:- Steal Motor Vehicle; Aggravated Burglary and Commit; Stealing; and Obstructing Public Officers.
A 17-year-old male youth from West Lamington is next due to appear before the Kalgoorlie Children’s Court on 10 August 2021 charged with:- Steal Motor Vehicle; Aggravated Burglary and Commit; Stealing; Criminal Damage or Destruction of Property; and Reckless Driving.
The investigation into possible other offences involving the stolen Toyota Landcruiser is ongoing. Members of the community who have CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam vision of the Landcruiser travelling in the Boulder/Kalgoorlie area on Wednesday 14 July 2021 are urged to come forward.
Anyone with information relating to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au