A police operation after two cars were stolen at knifepoint has been resolved with the arrest of three men in Guildford.
Officers from Burwood Police area Command were called to Montrose Road at Abbotsford, about 12.45pm (Saturday 10 July 2021), after reports of a carjacking.
Police were told a woman was forced out of her Toyota Corolla by two men, one of whom was armed with a machete. The woman was shaken but uninjured.
A pursuit of the vehicle was initiated but was terminated due to dangerous driving.
About 15 minutes later, officers from Cumberland Police Area Command were called to Palmer Street at Guildford West after reports an SUV had been carjacked.
Police have been told a young family were in their black BMW SUV when they were approached by several men, one of whom was armed with a machete. They were told to leave the vehicle and it was driven from the scene.
The police airwing, PolAir was called to assist and followed the SUV for more than three hours as it was driven west to the Blue Mountains then returned to the Fairfield and Liverpool area, then Homebush before hitting another vehicle at the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and M4 at Guildford.
Police arrested three men travelling in the SUV and they’ve been taken to Granville Police Station.
The occupants of the vehicle that was struck, a man and his two children, were checked at the scene; there were no obvious injuries.
Charges are expected to be laid.
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