Five teenagers arrested following crime spree across Sydney

Five teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle in Sydney’s west today.

Since Sunday (16 August 2020), officers from Cumberland Police Area Command have been investigating at least eight separate incidents, including property and traffic offences, that have occurred across Sydney.

One of the incidents occurred shortly before 4.40pm yesterday (Monday 17 August 2020), when a 34-year-old woman was threatened with a knife while sitting in her white Toyota Camry on Pendle Way near Civic Avenue, Pendle Hill.

Police have been told a teenage boy got into the driver’s seat and threatened the woman, before he forced her out of the vehicle and drove off.

The second incident occurred about 9.30pm, when a 25-year-old man was threatened with a knife by a teenage boy while walking along Garfield Street at Wentworthville. The man pushed the teen in the chest, before running away.

Following inquiries, officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command’s Proactive Crime Team attempted to stop a Mazda 3, reported stolen from Wentworthville overnight, on Rooty Hill Road South, Rooty Hill, about 9.30am today (Tuesday 18 August 2020).

The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

With assistance from PolAir, ground crews located the vehicle on Eddie Road, Mt Druitt, and following a short foot pursuit, five teenagers were arrested.

A 15-year-old girl and three boys – two aged 14 and a 16-year-old – were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.

A third 14-year-old boy was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead under police guard for treatment of a laceration.

Inquiries continue.