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Friday, June 21, 2024

Five teens refused bail over stolen BMW pursuit

Police have charged five teenagers following a pursuit in the NSW north yesterday morning.

Police say that at around 9am on Wednesday, officers were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Bulahdelah when they attempted to stop a reportedly stolen BMW hatchback.

“The driver allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns,” NSW Police said in a statement today.

“Officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District successfully deployed road spikes in Nabiac, before a second pursuit was initiated on the A1 Pacific Highway Taree South.”

The vehicle came to a stop on Spence Street, Taree, where all five occupants – two 15-year-old boys, two 14-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl – were arrested.

They were all taken to Taree Police Station, where they were charged.

An image captured by a member of the public following yesterday’s pursuit (Photo: Facebook).

Photos of the pursuit were posted to social media and show a person hanging out of the badly damaged BMW’s sunroof.

The driver, a 15-year-old boy, was charged with aggravated break enter and steal, police pursuit, drive conveyance without consent of owner and breach of bail.

The other 15-year-old boy was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company steal more than $60,000.

One 14-year-old boy was charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in company steal more than $60,000, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess prohibited drug and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The other 14-year-old was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and drive conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The 17-year-old girl was charged with goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen and be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

All four boys were refused bail to appear before Children’s court.

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