A man has been arrested after a car was stolen during a home invasion and involved in a pursuit with police in Sydney’s south-west this morning.
Just after 7am (Saturday 15 May 2021), police were called to a home on Marion Street, Bankstown after reports of a home invasion.
Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command responded along with Traffic and Highway Patrol.
Police were told that a man, armed with a knife, entered the home and forced entry to two rooms where he threatened the occupants, demanding cash and keys to a car.
The armed man stole a Mazda sedan and drove off.
Traffic and Highway Patrol sighted the Mazda on Edgar Street, Condell Park, and initiated a pursuit after the vehicle failed to stop, travelling through Condell Park, Bankstown, and Georges Hall.
The Mazda drove into parkland off Birdwood road and the driver fled. The 38-year-old man was arrested after a short foot pursuit.
He was taken to Bankstown Hospital, under police guard for mandatory testing before being transferred to Bankstown Police Station where he remains in custody.
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.