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Watch: Wild police chase in Perth’s south after home burglaries

Police have charged a man after a patrol car was damaged in a high-speed chase and three properties were burgled in Perth’s south on Tuesday night.

Investigators allege a Honda CR-V was stolen from one of two properties targetted in Shoalwater before a third home was burgled in Safety Bay between 7pm and 9:30pm.

While conducting patrols of the area, officers sighted the Honda on Rae Road in Rockingham and attempted to stop the vehicle before he allegedly sped away about 9:30pm.

The chase went through several suburbs including Rockingham, Hillman, Kwinana Beach, Calista and Wellard before it came to a dramatic end in Leda after a tyre deflation device was deployed.

When officers stopped the driver allegedly rammed the side of their police car before continuing on into a nearby park on Bilya Gardens.

Police pounced as the man got out of the car and arrested him at the scene about 9:40pm.

The 40-year-old Parmelia man has been charged with more than eight offences including:

  • Reckless driving exceeded the speed limit by 45 km/h or more on a length of road
  • Two counts of No authority to drive – suspended (other than fines suspension)
  • Breach of Bail
  • Three counts of Aggravated Burglary and commit
  • Three counts of Stealing
  • Steal Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly
  • Reckless driving to escape pursuit by police
  • Driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation)

He will appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

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. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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