Police charge three men after pursuit with stolen vehicle at Penrith

Three men have been charged following a police pursuit with a stolen vehicle in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Just before 9am (Monday 14 June 2021), officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command observed a black Toyota Camry – reported as stolen – travelling on The Northern Road, Jordan Springs.

Police attempted to stop the Toyota; however, it failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns and the Toyota continued to travel south at high speed, despite one of the front wheels falling off.

At the intersection of Copeland and King streets, Kingswood, the vehicle hit a parked car and the three occupants fled on foot.

Following a search involving local police, assisted by PolAir and the Dog Unit, the driver, a 27-year-old man, and two passengers – aged 21 and 23 – were arrested after a short foot pursuit.

The driver was taken to Nepean Hospital with minor injuries while the two passengers were taken to Penrith Police Station.

The 27-year-old Oxley Park man was later released from hospital and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences including; two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, aggravated break and enter dwelling in company, destroy property in company use fire and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit-not stop-drive at speed, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45km/h, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use motor vehicle displaying misleading number-plate, negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm) and not give particulars to owner of damaged property.

The 21-year-old Kingswood man and 23-year-old Doonside man were both charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company, destroy property in company use fire and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

Police will allege the men were involved in a robbery at a supermarket in Cambridge Gardens and a break and enter at a home on Bellatrix Street, Cranebrook, prior to the pursuit.

They have all been refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 15 June 2021).

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