Three teens charged following pursuit - Lake Macquarie

Monday, 06 November 2023 12:03:45 PM

Three teenagers will appear in court today charged following an alleged pursuit at Lake Macquarie overnight.

About 11pm (Sunday 5 November 2023), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Belmont when they attempted to stop a Kia Sorrento, that had been reported stolen.

When the Kia allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated; however, was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

Just after midnight, police located the Kia on Cary Street, Toronto, and attempted to stop the vehicle again.

A pursuit was initiated, continuing to Nelson Street, Toronto, where three people got out and attempted to flee on foot.

Following a search of the area, three teens - two boys, aged 13 and 15, and 16-year-old girl - were arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station.

They were all charged with larceny, aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company - steal, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and incite to the commission of crimes.

Additionally, the 13-year-old was also charged with face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence.

All three were refused bail to appear before a children's court today (Monday 6 November 2023).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.