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Two Sydney teenagers charged for crashing a stolen ute

  • Two teenagers have been charged with driving a stolen ute on Friday night
  • NSW police say both teenagers took off when spotted at Punchbowl, Lakemba 
  • The 17-year-old driver is refused bail and will face a children’s court on Sunday
  • While the 18-year-old passenger will face the Burwood Local Court on Oct 17 

Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly stealing a ute before crashing it into a parked car and hitting a tree.

NSW Police said they spotted the teenagers in the stolen vehicle while patrolling at Punchbowl Road, Lakemba, a suburb in south-western Sydney just before midnight on Friday.

Police alleged that they tried to stop the Holden Commodore ute but instead the driver of the vehicle had accelerated it away.

Two Sydney teenagers have been charged for crashing a stolen ute onto a tree and parked car

However, officers manage to catch up with the stolen vehicle on Cosgrove Road, Enfield, a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, after it had struck a parked car and hit a tree.

The driver, a 17-year-old male and his passenger, an 18-year-old male, were arrested.

Both were treated by a NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to St George Hospital under police guard.

The 17-year-old was taken to Campsie Police Station where he was charged with multiple offences including driving recklessly and for breaching bail conditions.

The alleged offense occurred at the Punchbowl Road, Lakemba on Friday just before midnight

The alleged offense occurred at the Punchbowl Road, Lakemba on Friday just before midnight

He was refused bail and will appear at a children’s court on Sunday.

While the older teenager has been charged with carrying in conveyance taken without consent of owner and will appear at the Burwood Local Court on October 17.

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