Teens charged following cross border drive in stolen vehicle

Two teenagers have been charged with multiple offences following incidents in several ACT and NSW locations yesterday (Tuesday, 14 June 2022).  

About 9.30am yesterday, a Toyota Camry was allegedly stolen from a driveway in Campbell. The vehicle had been left running while the owner was inside the house.  

About 12.30pm police received information that the Camry was in Theatre Lane in the City.  

As a police vehicle parked in front of the Camry, the driver of the Camry attempted to flee the scene – repeatedly ramming both the police vehicle and a private vehicle parked nearby, significantly damaging both vehicles.   

After multiple collisions, the Camry eventually drove off. Soon after, a 16-year-old passenger from the Camry was arrested at the scene and charged with riding in a motor vehicle without consent and breach of bail. 

The Camry was then pursued in Reid before the pursuit was terminated due to public safety concerns.  

Police received information that the Camry had travelled into NSW before returning to the ACT near Hume. The vehicle was observed to be speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and at some points travelling on the wrong side of the road. Due to the nature of the driving, police did not pursue the vehicle.  

About 1.10pm the Camry was tracked to the intersection of Yarra Glen and Melrose Drive in Phillip. Soon after, the 16-year-old driver was located in a park in Hughes where he was arrested.  

The driver, who was on bail at the time for other offences, was charged with fail to stop for police, unlicenced driving, aggravated furious driving, driving a motor vehicle without consent, drug driving, drive at police, damage police vehicle, speeding and breach of bail.  

Anyone who has dash-cam footage of the white Toyota Camry driving between 12.30pm and 1.10pm yesterday (Tuesday 14 June 2022) is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. 

Please quote 7135017.  

 

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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