THREE teenagers spotted getting out of a stolen Audi at Hastings last week sparked a high-speed police pursuit all the way to Geelong.
Southern Metro Region Crime Team detectives charged the trio following the alleged theft of three cars, Tuesday 20 July.
A 14-year-old Dandenong boy was charged with 24 offences, including aggravated burglary, four counts of theft of motor vehicles, dangerous driving while being pursued by police, possessing a firearm and reckless conduct endangering life.
Two 17-year-olds, a male and female from Cranbourne, were charged with 16 offences, including aggravated burglary, four counts of theft of motor vehicles and theft. All were remanded to appear before a children’s court at a later date.
After ditching the stolen Audi, the teenagers allegedly got into a stolen blue BMW sedan at Hastings about 10am. The Audi was one of two cars stolen during an aggravated burglary in Balwyn North overnight while the BMW was taken from a Braeside car dealer.
The detectives said the driver of the BMW refused to stop when police tried to intercept and sped off along the Monash, Westgate and Princes freeways before being nabbed on the Geelong Ring Road at Fyansford, 11.15am.
Several police units and the Police Air Wing were involved and no motorists or police were injured.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dash-cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au