Two men face court following burglaries and pursuit of stolen vehicles

Facing Court

Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 1 May 2021) on a number of charges following multiple burglaries and the pursuit of two stolen vehicles.

About 1.50am, yesterday (Friday 30 April 2021), a burglary occurred at a residence in Throsby. CCTV showed one male offender who was in phone contact with someone while at the residence. The man then fled the scene, dropping his phone in the process.

About 2.00am police received a report of multiple offenders attempting to gain entry to a different residence in Throsby.

The offenders allegedly entered the home, threatened a resident with a knife and demanded money. They then allegedly stole a number of items including a red Honda CR-V.

About 4.00am, residents at a premises in Casey disturbed two men allegedly committing a burglary at their premises. The men were allegedly attempting to steal two vehicles including a Suzuki Vitara. Upon being disturbed, both men fled in the Suzuki.

A short time later, police were travelling eastbound on Clarrie Hermes Drive in Nicholls when they observed the two stolen vehicles. Stop sticks were successfully deployed on both vehicles a short time later however both vehicles failed to stop for police.

The Suzuki stopped in Charnwood a short time later and a 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He was found to be in possession of property allegedly stolen during the Casey burglary,

A second man exited the Suzuki and entered the Honda CR-V, which then fled the location

The Honda CR-V was pursued by police to Belconnen, where it stopped and a 23-year-old man was apprehended. The 23 year old was found in possession of property allegedly stolen from the second Throsby burglary.

Another man fled the CR-V and is yet to be located by police. 

Both vehicles have been seized to allow forensic examination to occur. A large amount of stolen property has also been recovered.

The 23-year-old man has been charged with three counts of aggravated burglary by joint commission, two counts of theft by joint commission, two counts of riding/driving in a stolen motor vehicle and failing to stop for police.

The 32-year-old man has been charged with three counts of aggravated burglary by joint commission, two counts of theft by joint commission, riding/driving in a stolen motor vehicle and damaging property

The investigation into these incidents is continuing and further charges are expected to be laid at a later date.

The men are expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today where bail will be opposed.

 

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