Police charge three after pursuit in stolen car – Lurnea

Three people have been charged following a police pursuit with a stolen car in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

About 9.10pm (Friday 7 August 2020), a Toyota Yaris was stolen from Guthega Crescent in Heckenberg while the driver, a food delivery employee, was completing a job nearby.

About 10.50pm, officers attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command sighted the stolen Yaris on Maxwells Avenue and a pursuit commenced on Thelma Street, Lurnea.

It’s alleged the driver reversed the Yaris into a police vehicle on Webster Road, causing minor damage before driving away and then reversing for a second time and hitting the same police vehicle.

The Yaris stopped on Wonga Road, Lurnea, before two of the occupants fled on foot.

After a short struggle, police arrested the driver, a 35-year-old man, and a passenger, a 39-year-old man.

Upon searching the men, police located a 35cm knife allegedly concealed in the pants of the younger man, and an 18cm knife and methylamphetamine in a pocket of the older man.

The third occupant, a 35-year-old woman, was also arrested in the vehicle.

All three people were taken to Liverpool station.

The driver, from Heckenberg, was charged with steal motor vehicle, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc, learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester, learner driver not display “L” plates as prescribed, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, carry cutting weapon upon apprehension, and custody of knife in public place.

The male passenger, from Warwick Farm, was charged with be carried in conveyance taken w/o consent of owner, carry cutting weapon upon apprehension, possess prohibited drug, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle).

Both men were refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 8 August 2020).

The woman, from Leumeah, was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

She was granted conditional bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

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