TWO men allegedly smashed the window of a Joondalup service station, attempting to steal money from an ATM before fleeing police on Sunday, July 3.
Police allege they saw the accused men climb through the broken window and into a waiting Toyota Hilux when the officers arrived about 5am on Candlewood Drive.
Police Media spokeswoman Ros Weatherall said the vehicle left the area towards Burns Beach Road.
“Police attempted to stop the car a short time later on Joondalup Drive in Carramar, however the car continued to allegedly evade police before entering a rural property on Rustic Gardens,” she said.
“The car then became bogged and the two men were apprehended at the scene.”
A 31-year-old Butler man was charged with aggravated burglary, attempted stealing, failing to stop, vehicle theft with reckless driving, two counts of assault with intent to prevent arrest, vehicle theft, unauthorised driving by a learner driver and failing to give information identifying the driver.
A 28-year-old Banksia Grove man was charged with aggravated burglary, attempted stealing and vehicle theft.