Six teens have been dramatically arrested after ditching a car suspected to be stolen when they were boxed in by police on Sunday night.
A 17-year-old boy is now facing a series of driving charges and has a date in court following a police operation that spanned several Perth suburbs.
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Vision shared by authorities showed the occupants flee once their ride had come to an end in Currambine.
A team of police and sniffer dogs were called in to track them down and make the arrest.
Police in the air had shadowed the car from Rivervale in Perth’s east to the city’s northern suburbs after spotting the Toyota LandCruiser Prado travelling “fast” along Orrong Rd about 10.30pm.
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The car involved had allegedly been stolen from a home in Scarborough.
Police allege the driver fled on foot when officers made their move at a set of traffic lights.
“He was arrested nearby, along with five other occupants of the vehicle,” WA Police said.
A teen has been charged after police stopped a car in Currambine on Sunday night. Credit: 7NEWSPolice allege the driver fled on foot when the Toyota was boxed in. Credit: 7NEWS
On Monday Joondalup detectives charged a 17-year-old boy with stealing a motor vehicle, driving without consent, reckless driving and having no authority to drive.
He will appear in court on August 29.
A 14-year-old girl was also charged with breach of bail and taken into custody over an unrelated matter.
Four other teens — a 17-year-old boy and three girls aged 14, 15 and 16 — were released without charge.
The Toyota was reported stolen from a home in Scarborough. Credit: 7NEWS
“The officers were able to intercept the vehicle with very little risk,” Assistant Police Commissioner Brad Royce said.
“We all see the incidents where we follow vehicles at speed. Having the Air Wing up, it … allows us to determine when we’re going to stop that vehicle.”
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
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