Two teenagers, a male and a female, aged 16 and 17 respectively, were arrested after police pursued a stolen ute through Seaforth in the early hours of Sunday 24 April. The vehicle was linked to an alleged break-and-entry burglary.
The youths escaped on foot after the stolen vehicle was involved in a crash on Grandview Grove in Seaforth, but the female was apprehended shortly afterwards by NSW Police officers.
The male fled in a stolen BMW, which initiated another vehicle pursuit, but he was subsequently arrested after the vehicle crashed into a shop in Ethel Street, Seaforth.
The youths were charged with multiple offences and remanded in custody, pending a Court appearance.
NSW Police issued the following statement:
Two teens have been charged after separate pursuits in two stolen vehicles through the Northern Beaches earlier today.
About 2am (Sunday 24 April 2022), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were patrolling the Seaforth area, when they saw a ute which had been reported stolen.
When the driver failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated, travelling through residential streets of Seaforth.
The vehicle stopped on Grandview Grove, Seaforth, and two teens – aged 16 and 17 – exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, a 17-year-old female was arrested by police.
The 16-year-old male entered a nearby BMW – also believed to be stolen earlier in the night – and drove away. A second pursuit was initiated before the BMW crashed into a shop window on Ethel Street, Seaforth, and the male driver was arrested.
The pair were taken to Manly Police Station.
The 16-year-old was charged with aggravated break and enter etc in company steal, steal motor vehicle, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, and possess prohibited drug.
The 17-year old was charged with aggravated break and enter etc in company steal, steal motor vehicle, and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.
Both teens were bail refused to appear before a children’s court tomorrow (Monday 25 April 2022).
The vehicle has been seized by police for forensic examination.