Man (22) charged after alleged car-jacking, burglary and police chase through Perth suburbs

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JOONDALUP detectives have charged a man after an extensive police chase that began when a woman was forced out of her car in Belmont last night.

A woman pulled into the carpark at Belmont Racecourse last night just after 6.30pm.

While she was talking on her phone, a man opened the driver’s door of her white Range Rover and allegedly pulled her from the vehicle before driving away.

The car was spotted at 11pm by police on Main Street in Osborne Park.

The driver allegedly failed to stop for police and sped away from the scene.

A number of police cars and the police helicopter chased the car through several suburbs, during which several items were thrown from the vehicle.

The helicopter monitored the car from above until it ran out of petrol on Hepburn Avenue, Madeley.

Four people ran from the car, with the driver arrested after a brief foot chase.

The three passengers were also arrested, with one of them receiving an ankle injury from the stolen car running over her while she tried to get away.

A 22-year-old Nollamara man was charged with robbery, motor vehicle theft, reckless driving, failure to stop, aggravated home burglary and two counts of stealing.

He was refused bail and will appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 23).

Police are continuing their investigation into the car’s passengers.