A man will face court today charged with robbery, reckless driving and stealing a car in St Marys.
About 11.20am (Tuesday 18 February 2020), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a white Toyota Hilux for a traffic check.
Police allege the driver ignored the direction and a pursuit was initiated on Brisbane Street, St Marys.
The pursuit continued for a brief time before the Hilux failed to negotiate a left turn and crashed into a number of trees.
The driver got out of the car and allegedly threatened a motorbike rider with physical violence before taking his bike.
The man then allegedly rode the bike a short distance before abandoning it on Cook Place.
Following a short foot pursuit, the 21-year-old man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station.
He was then transported to Nepean Hospital for a medical examination before being taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.
He was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent, unlicensed for class (x2), police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly and robbery.
He was refused bail to appear in Mt Druitt Local Court later today.