Three teenagers have been arrested for an alleged crime spree in south-west Sydney involving a carjacking at gunpoint, a home invasion and a police chase.
Police said four people allegedly broke into a home and stole an Audi Q7 in West Hoxton around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
The Audi was later seen on security footage stopping on a residential street in the vicinity of Denham Court at around 4:40am. Police said four passengers, armed with a machete, knife and pistol, got out of the car and walked toward a house, where they allegedly pointed a firearm at one of the occupants before the group fled.
Later, around 5 am, a woman was allegedly threatened by two men as she backed out of a Volkswagen Golf. Apparently one of the men had a gun and the other a knife. She got out of the car and was unharmed when the men drove away from her in her Golf.
Around 8am, patrolling police officers spotted the Audi on Hoxton Park Road and began to give chase after it failed to stop. A police sergeant was injured when the Audi allegedly backed into a police car. The chase was abandoned for security reasons.
A police helicopter and canine unit helped locate the three teens, ages 17, 14 and 13, in Chisholm Park. They were taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with “very serious offences”, police said.
The Audi was found abandoned in the park but the Golf has not yet been located. Police found what they believed to be the keys to the stolen Audi in Green Valley Creek, which runs through the park. The officers dragged themselves through the water looking for more evidence, including weapons.
Police are calling on anyone with information, or any available camera or mobile phone video, related to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.