Two men charged following series of pursuits through Sydney’s west

Picture: 7 News Sydney
Picture: 7 News Sydney

Two men were arrested in Willmot on Friday night after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase throughout north-west Sydney.

They were allegedly travelling in a stolen car used in several pursuits across Sydney’s west last week, before dumping it in Llandilo mid-chase.

One of the men, 24, from Redfern, had gone missing from a rehabilitation facility in Lilyfield on Wednesday, and has never possessed a driver’s licence.

The other, 21, from Willmot was allegedly driving while disqualifed and was caught in possession of drugs.

It’s alleged police spotted the men driving on Luxford Road, Shalvey about 9.30pm on December 1, in sedan stolen from Pemulway the previous day.

Police tracked the car through Mount Druitt and Woodcroft but terminated the chase due to safety concerns, with the stolen vehicle travelling at high-speed.

A PolAir helicopter was called in to follow the sedan through suburbs in the Mount Druitt, Blacktown, Quakers Hill and Hawkesbury local area commands, before it was road spiked on Garfield Road, Riverstone.

It was later dumped on Llandilo Road, Llandilo, where the men allegedly jumped in a hatchback and sped away.

Police tracked that car to a home on Pelsart Avenue, Willmot, and the men were arrested about 10.30pm.

They were taken to Mount Druitt police station and charged with several offences.

It’s alleged the Redfern man had previously led police on pursuits through Blue Mountains, Cabramatta, Blacktown, Penrith and Mount Druitt last week.

He was charged with four counts of failing to comply with extended/interim supervision order, dishonestly obtaining property by deception, taking and driving conveyance without consent, being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, never licensed person driving vehicle on road, and using vehicle with an unauthorised number plate.

The 21-year-old was charged with two counts of not stopping and dangerous driving in a police pursuit, stolen goods in personal custody, larceny, possession of a prohibited drug, driving while disqualified, taking and driving a conveyance without consent, and driving a vehicle with an unauthorised number plate.

The men were refused bail to front Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.