Crime and Court

Teen steals car drives to Bunbury from Perth and back on New Year crime spree

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Celebrating the New Year is suppose to go out with a bang but not the sort of car crashing through a garage door bang.

A 17-year-old boy has led police on a 200 kilometre crime spree over the New Year.

On Monday the teenager stole a white Holden Caprice from a residence in Churchlands.

‪About 5pm, the car was involved in a fuel drive-off at a petrol station in Bunbury.‬

‪About 7:15pm, South West Traffic officers attempted to stop the Caprice in Withers, but the driver evaded police. ‬

‪For safety reasons, officers called off the pursuit.

‪A short time later the Holden Caprice entered an open garage of a home in South Bunbury and closed the garage door behind.‬

‪The occupant of the house noticed the door had been pulled down and entered the garage by the side door. ‬

‪The offender ploughed through the garage roller door in reverse which caused it to break free from the runners.‬

‪About 10:30pm, the Caprice was spotted by police in the Perth metro area where officers attempted to stop the vehicle on William Street, the male failed to stop. ‬

‪The car was abandoned on Barker Avenue in Como where the 17-year-old climbed on to the roof of a property in Park Street and was arrested by police a short time later. ‬

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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