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

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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