A teenage boy will face court today charged following a pursuit with police in a stolen car at Kings Cross overnight.
About 12.20am (Tuesday 6 July 2021), officers from Kings Cross Police Area Command observed a Range Rover Sport stopped at a service station at Rushcutters Bay.
As officers conducted a U-turn, the Range Rover allegedly sped off along New South Head Road before entering the Cross-City Tunnel.
A pursuit was initiated; however, officers lost sight of the vehicle. Upon exiting the tunnel at Pyrmont, the Range Rover – reportedly stolen from Bellevue Hill on Friday (2 July 2021) – was found on its side after a collision with a concrete barrier.
Officers assisted all five occupants – who appeared to have escaped serious injury – out of the vehicle and placed them under arrest.
They were assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics with a 13-year-old boy taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, suffering a knee injury.
The four others – two boys, aged 16 and 17, and two girls, aged 15 and 16 – were taken to Surry Hills Police Station.
The driver, aged 17, was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess prohibited drug, learner not accompanied by driver, dishonestly obtain property by deception, and police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed.
Police will allege in court that the driver filled the vehicle up with petrol at Rushcutters Bay and drove off without paying. He was also found in possession of cannabis.
The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Tuesday 6 July 2021).
The others were released into the care of their guardians. They will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.