Teens arrested after stolen car pursuit

A teenage boy is facing court today after an overnight police pursuit of a stolen car from Cabramatta which ended at Bankstown.

Around 8.50pm (Sunday, May 26), highway patrol were conducting random breath testing on Canterbury Road when they noticed a Mazda 3 stopping short of the site.

The car did not stop when directed to do so. A pursuit began with the Mazda 3 stopping on Chertsey Avenue.

A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the car, were arrested at the scene.

Inquiries revealed the Mazda 3 was stolen from Cabramatta around an hour before the teenagers were spotted by police.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, taking and driving a conveyance without the consent of the owner, driving a conveyance without the consent of owner, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and breach of bail.

He was refused bail prior to his appearance in children's court today (Monday, May 27)

A 14-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the car, will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.