Two charged after chase

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

TWO men aged 39 and 21 in a VW Golf al­legedly stolen from Floreat and chased by po­lice through west­ern sub­urbs to Como, are also al­leged to be linked to a spate of thefts from tourists’ cars in Kings Park in the past month.

Se­nior Sergeant Craig Davis said it would be al­leged the men’s haul from four cars in the park in­cluded a purse, coins, a medal and a hand­bag.

The Golf was later seen in City Beach, be­fore the po­lice he­li­copter fol­lowed it through City Beach, Scar­bor­ough, Floreat, Jolimont , Su­bi­aco, West Perth, and South Perth to Como.

Po­lice used a stinger de­fla­tion de­vice in Floreat and Perth, be­fore the men ran from the Golf when they aban­doned it in Como. The men then tried to stop mo­torists on Can­ning High­way but were ar­rested by Kens­ing­ton-based de­tec­tives.

In the past three weeks, there have been at least 31 thefts from cars in Kings Park, in­clud­ing $10,000 from a car used by two Amer­i­cans, and a com­bined $2400 and $3000 Malaysian Ring­git stolen from two cars used by Malaysian vis­i­tors.

The 39-year-old man was charged with mul­ti­ple car theft, reck­less driv­ing and steal­ing of­fence. The other man was charged with car theft, theft and steal­ing. Both were re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear in court at a later date.

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