Watch the moment teenagers lead police on a high-speed chase before hiding the allegedly stolen BMW and trying to blend in with Coles customers
- Two teenagers who allegedly lead police on a wild car chase were arrested and charged
- The pair, aged 14 and 16, allegedly stole the BMW from Rouse Hill before the chase
- A horrifying sight shows the luxury car reaching speeds of up to 200km/h
Two teenagers, aged 14 and 16, have been arrested after they allegedly led police through suburban streets at speeds of up to 200km/h in a stolen white BMW.
A terrifying sight of the luxury car was captured on dashcam and by a police helicopter on Tuesday in Sydney’s north-west as it weaved through traffic, forcing oncoming cars off the road.
The drivers were only arrested after driving through bushland and ending up in a shopping center car park at Schofields.
The duo were handcuffed after they were found in a Coles supermarket in the city centre, where police claim they were hiding from officers by trying to mingle with shoppers.
A terrifying sight of the BMW was captured by police helicopters on Tuesday morning in Sydney’s north-west as it was seen weaving through traffic, forcing oncoming cars out of the way
The boys, aged 14 and 16, allegedly fled from police through suburban streets at speeds of up to 200 km/h in a stolen white BMW (pictured)
The duo were handcuffed after they were found in a Coles supermarket where police claim they tried to hide by mixing with shoppers (pictured, one of the boys with police on Tuesday)
A worker at the center, Chevy McGrath, said 7 Newsthe boys ‘knew their number was up’.
It is feared that the incident could be part of a trend where young people invite the high-speed police so they can publicize their exploits on social media.
The car chase started at 4am when the boys allegedly entered a home of a family with young children in Rouse Hill to grab keys before allegedly stealing the BMW.
After spotting the intruders on CCTV, the car’s owner, Shane Morgan, reported the alleged theft at 8:00 a.m.
Spotting the vehicle at Schofields, officers pursued it in an attempt to stop the driver 7km up the road in Vineyard.
A police helicopter was then used to continue the pursuit after the chase became too dangerous, with the driver reportedly weaving on and off the road while narrowly avoiding oncoming vehicles.
Mr. Morgan, who was able to help police by tracking the car at speeds of 200km/h, described the pair’s actions as ‘disgusting’.
“There are no words for it … it was ridiculous the speeds they were going – it’s a miracle nobody was killed,” he told 7 News.
Polair kept an eye on the car as it allegedly drove along the streets, with the driver trying to hide in bushland and almost running over pedestrians.
The vehicle was then abandoned at the exit of an underground car park of a shopping centre.
When police caught up with the vehicle at Schofields, officers pursued it and attempted to stop the driver 7km up the road in Vineyard (pictured, dashcam footage of the allegedly stolen vehicle weaving through traffic on the far left)
The car was seen driving into a Schofields shopping center (pictured) before the occupants fled on foot, police arrested them at a Coles store at 10am. 9.20.
The teenagers then allegedly fled on foot and entered the centre’s Coles store at 9.20am, where police arrested them.
Police said officers were assisted by the canine unit, public order, riot and local police to track them down.
Both teenagers face a number of charges related to the alleged theft of the car and the pursuit.
The pair were refused bail to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday.
Authorities are investigating whether there are others involved in the alleged car theft as the vehicle undergoes a forensic examination.