Sydney Police chase ends at Cumberland Highway, Wentworthville after woman and child “threatened with machete in carjacking”
Two women and a child were reportedly threatened by three teenagers armed with a machete during a police chase lasting several hours in Sydney.
The three boys – aged 16 and 17 – are accused of hijacking the women on Saturday afternoon.
The first incident happened at around 12:45 p.m. on Montrose Road in Abbotsford.
Police have learned that a woman was allegedly forced out of her Toyota Corolla by two men, one of whom was armed with a machete.
A chase ensued but was later cut off due to driving style.
About 15 minutes later, police were called to Palmer Street in Guildford West after reporting that a woman and child had been threatened with a machete and had their black BMW SUV stolen.
Police followed the SUV from the air for three hours before it crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of the Cumberland Freeway and the M4 in South Wentworthville.
No one was injured in the incidents.
Three teenagers were arrested at the scene and later charged with several offenses each.
A hunting knife and machete were seized from the car and will be subject to forensic examination.
One of the 16-year-old boys was charged with two counts of assault with intent to steal in company, two counts of transporting with a driver without the owner’s consent and of predatory driving.
The other was charged with two counts of company theft and two counts of transportation taken without the owner’s consent.
The 17-year-old boy has been charged with assault with intent to steal with an offensive weapon, two counts of being transported in a conveyance taken without the owner’s consent and of theft armed robbery with an offensive weapon.
The teens are due in court on Sunday.