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Police Charge Two Men in High-Speed Stolen BMW Chase

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The suspects were observed driving a stolen BMW at speeds of 150km/hr and 200km/hr, causing significant risk to the public.

Two men have been charged by police after an alleged extended car chase in Tarneit overnight. The incident began when officers spotted a white 2015 BMW, which was believed to be stolen, travelling northbound on Sapling Boulevard in Truganina at around 11:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5th.

 

According to reports, the BMW had been involved in numerous offences since it was stolen from Point Cook on May 31st. With the assistance of the Air Wing, police allege that the BMW was seen travelling at speeds of up to 150km/hr and 200km/hr in various areas including Truganina, Laverton North, Hoppers Crossing, and Point Cook, using the Princes Freeway.

Despite attempts by officers to stop the vehicle, including using stop sticks, the BMW continued to be driven erratically and at high speeds, posing a significant risk to the public. Eventually, a 19-year-old man, believed to be the passenger, exited the BMW near Memphis Drive in Truganina and was arrested shortly after on Orlando Drive.

The man, who is a resident of Truganina, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and bailed to appear in Werribee Magistrates’ Court on October 28th. Meanwhile, a second man, aged 18, was arrested at around 4:30am in Hayden Street, Hoppers Crossing. Police allege that he was in possession of the stolen BMW.

The Hoppers Crossing man has been charged with several offences, including reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, driving while disqualified, aggravated burglary, obtaining property by deception, handling stolen goods, and possessing a controlled weapon. He is scheduled to appear in Sunshine Magistrates’ Court later today.

According to authorities, the BMW was stolen during an aggravated burglary on Leroy Street in Point Cook on May 31st. The investigation is still ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward. They are also asking for any witnesses or individuals with CCTV or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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