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Pursuit ends with fiery crash after armed-holdup

Photos: Tex Reeks

A man has led police on a pursuit after allegedly being involved in a hold-up at a tavern near Rockingham overnight. 

It’s believed police chased a man driving a stolen Mercedes Benz after he was allegedly involved in a hold-up at Nags Head Tavern on Ennis Avenue in Cooloongup on Monday night. 

The chase ended with a fiery crash on Secret Harbour Boulevard in Secret Harbour after the man lost control and slammed into a tree.  

A resident said he heard a loud bang and witnessed officers chase and arrest a man. 

Firefighters from Secret Harbour Fire Brigade extinguished the fire promptly as it burnt close to homes. 

A source says that the incident is related to a number of recent armed hold-ups across Perth.

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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