Two teens charged following alleged pursuit - Wollongong

Thursday, 18 April 2024 03:53:06 PM

Two teenagers have been charged, following an alleged pursuit through the Illawarra today.

About 3am (Thursday 18 April 2024), police were patrolling Towradgi Road, Towradgi, when they noticed a Subaru Forester, believed to be stolen.

Officers activated their lights and sirens; however, the car allegedly failed to stop as directed, travelling north along the M1 motorway towards Helensburgh, allegedly reaching speeds of 180km/hr in a 110km/h zone.

The pursuit continued to the Helensburgh exit and travelled south along the M1 motorway towards Wollongong, when the car ran out of petrol, near Bulli Tops.

About 3.15am, the driver – aged 16 and a 15-year-old passenger were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The 16-year-old boy was charged with police pursuit – not stop-drive at speed, drive conveyance taken without consent to the owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of the owner and breach of bail.

Both were refused bail and will appear in a Childrens’ Court today (Thursday 18 April 2024).

Police will allege the car was stolen from a home in Newport, North Sydney on Sunday night.

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.