Two teens charged after double carjacking and pursuit - Rooty Hill
Sunday, 12 March 2017 05:50:35 PM
Two teenagers have been charged after a double car-jacking and a police pursuit across Sydney’s west.
Just after 3am today (Sunday 12 March 2017), a man attended a service station on Plumpton Road, Plumpton, when he was approached by a 15-year-old boy.
As the man got into his vehicle, a Ford Fairlaine, the boy allegedly produced a knife and threatened the man, demanding his vehicle. Police have been told a second 15-year-old boy also entered the car before driving away.
The owner of the vehicle contacted police and officers attached to Mt Druitt Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.
It will be alleged a taxi driver located the Ford and the two teenage boys, about 4am and stopped after being flagged down. The two boys asked the driver to take them to a train station.
A short time later, both teenagers, allegedly produced knives and threatened the driver, demanding he stop. The man has jumped out of the vehicle and the teenagers drove off.
Officers attached to Rosehill Local Area Command located the taxi driving along James Ruse Drive, Rosehill and as it turned on Parramatta Road, Granville, a short pursuit was initiated.
As the vehicle approached the Great Western Highway, Wentworthville, the car struck the media strip and the pursuit was terminated.
Both boys were arrested and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station. One of the boys was charged with two counts of aggravated take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it armed with weapon; two counts of not stop at stop line at red light, unlicensed for class, and police pursuit not stop drive dangerously.
The second 15-year-old boy was charged with two counts of aggravated take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it armed with weapon.
They were both refused bail and are due to appear at a children’s court on tomorrow (Monday 13 March 2017).