Two boys charged after an armed robbery and police chase in Kwinana

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Two male juveniles were allegedly involved in an armed robbery and evade police incident in Kwinana yesterday.

It is alleged just before 7pm on Wednesday 17 June 2020, the two youths threatened a male delivery driver with a knife outside a pizza store located at a marketplace on Chisham Avenue in Kwinana, before stealing his Mitsubishi Lancer vehicle.

About 7.20pm, police sighted the stolen vehicle travelling north on Gilmore Avenue in Kwinana.  Police activated their emergency lights and sirens but the driver failed to stop.  It is alleged the vehicle was driven through several streets and was stopped a short time later at the intersection of Pengilly Road and Langridge Crescent Orelia, when the driver made a sharp turn and collided with a police vehicle.  No-one was injured in the crash.

A 16-year-old boy from Willagee has been charged with the following offences:-
•    Aggravated Armed Robbery;
•    Driver of a Vehicle Failed to Comply with a Direction to Stop (Circumstance of aggravation);
•    Possess a Prohibited Drug (Cannabis);
•    Possessed any Drug Paraphernalia in or on which there was a Prohibited Drug or Plant;
•    No Authority to Drive;
•    Reckless Driving to Escape Pursuit by Police; and
•    Steal Motor Vehicle to use without the Consent of the Owner.

A 13-year-old boy from Wanneroo has been charged with the following offences:-
•    Aggravated Armed Robbery; and
•    Steal Motor Vehicle to use without the Consent of the Owner.

The two male juveniles are due to appear before the Perth Children’s Court today, 18 June 2020.

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