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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

Freelance video journalist
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