Police charge two men after car chase through south-eastern suburbs

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

TWO men have been charged after police chased a black Volkswagen hatchback though several south eastern suburbs earlier this morning.

On January 14 , a black Volkswagen hatchback was stolen in Ascot.

About 1.30am today a Volkswagen Polo hatchback was seen in the Gosnells area by the local police and an attempt was made to intercept the vehicle.

The car failed to stop and was last seen near the intersection of Spencer Road and Thornlie Avenue Thornlie.

Soon after Police Air Wing observed the car in the Thornlie area and tracked its movements throughout various suburbs in the south east metropolitan district.

Police were then asked to attend the general area of where the vehicle was driving in an attempt to deploy tyre deflation devices.

The vehicle was driven into the Perth Airport precinct and was allegedly abandoned by the two men.

Police allege the two men waved down a white Honda CRV and forcibly removed the driver from the car.

The driver received minor injuries.

The Honda CRV was driven at high speed through the industrial area around the airport.

Police then successfully deployed a tyre deflation device and at the intersection of Kewdale Road and Abernethy Rd, Welshpool.

The stolen car turned into the streets around the Welshpool industrial area and was driven at low speeds due to the deflated tyres.

The vehicle stopped on Pilbara Street, Welshpool, and the two men attempted to run away but were arrested nearby.

One of the men was allegedly wearing a balaclava during the incidents.

A 26-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with stealing motor vehicle and driving recklessly, two counts of aggravated reckless driving, two counts of aggravated failure to stop, two counts of having no authority to drive, aggravated robbery and possessing disguise to commit an offence.

A 19-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle and aggravated robbery.

Both men were due to appear in Perth Magistrates’ Court on Friday.