Police charge teenager after chase – Kings Cross
A teenager is due to appear in court today on charges following a chase with police in a stolen car in Kings Cross overnight.
At approximately 12:20 a.m. (Tuesday, July 6, 2021), Kings Cross Police Area Command officers observed a Range Rover Sport stopped at a gas station in Rushcutters Bay.
As officers turned around, the Range Rover reportedly sped along New South Head Road before entering the Cross-City Tunnel.
A lawsuit has been launched; however, officers lost sight of the vehicle. Coming out of the Pyrmont tunnel, the Range Rover – reportedly stolen from Bellevue Hill on Friday July 2, 2021 – was found sideways after colliding with a concrete barrier.
Officers helped the five occupants – who appeared to have escaped serious injuries – to exit the vehicle and placed them under arrest.
They were assessed by paramedics from NSW Ambulance along with a 13-year-old boy taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick with a knee injury.
The other four – two boys aged 16 and 17 and two girls aged 15 and 16 – were taken to Surry Hills Police Station.
The 17-year-old driver was charged with transporting a car taken without the owner’s consent, possession of prohibited drugs, unaccompanied apprentice of the driver, dishonest obtaining of property by deception and police pursuit – without stop – driving at high speed.
Police allege in court that the driver filled the vehicle with gasoline in Rushcutters Bay and left without paying. He was also found in possession of cannabis.
The teenager was denied bail to appear in juvenile court today (Tuesday, July 6, 2021).
The others were returned to the care of their guardians. They will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.