Four charged after dramatic Perth police pursuit which ended in freeway smash

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FOUR people have been charged over a dramatic police chase in Perth yesterday that ended in a crash that brought the Mitchell Freeway to a standstill.

At about 11.25am, police saw a stolen Toyota Kluger vehicle on Ferguson Street in Midvale.

The Kluger had been stolen from the Kingsway City Shopping Centre on Friday.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle and it is alleged however the driver failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.

The Kluger travelled through various northern suburbs for approximately 30 minutes.

Police aborted following the vehicle when it drove on the wrong side of the Mitchell Freeway.

Just after midday, the Toyota Kluger collided with a BMW sedan on the Mitchell Freeway in Stirling and was forced to stop.

It is further alleged the driver of the vehicle who was armed with a firearm ran from the vehicle.

He was apprehended by police a short distance away.

A 34-year-old man of no fixed address will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today charged with 13 offences, including possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, breach of bail, two counts of aggravated armed robbery, two counts of stealing a motor vehicle, failing to stop and no authority to drive.

A 26-year-old Beechboro woman will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court August 6 charged with stealing a motor vehicle, possession of a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine and cannabis) and possession of a smoking utensil.

A 25-year-old woman from Ellenbrook will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court August 6 charged with stealing a motor vehicle.

A 26-year-old woman from Bennett Springs will appear in court at a later date in relation to the stealing of a vehicle.