Police chase ends in Sunbury car park

Four teenagers have been arrested in Sunbury after evading police north-west of Melbourne in a chase that reached speeds of 200km/h and lasted for more than three hours.

It is alleged the offenders, armed with machetes, committed two home invasions and an attempted carjacking in Mickleham about 6.30am Monday 1 April. No one was injured. A police chase lasting more than three hours followed.

A stolen black Nissan Pathfinder was followed by Air Wing through Wyndham Vale, Werribee, and suburbs north-west of Melbourne.

At about 10am the occupants exited the vehicle outside Sunbury’s Big W shopping centre where they were arrested by Critical Incident Response Team officers with the assistance of Air Wing.

A 16-year-old Wyndham Vale boy has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and bailed to appear in a children’s court at a later date.

A 15-year-old Ivanhoe girl has been charged with aggravated home invasion, theft of motor vehicle, home invasion, attempted aggravated carjacking, attempted home invasion, reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous driving while being pursued by police.

A 15-year-old Windsor girl has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and bailed to appear in a children’s court at a later date.

A 14-year-old Ivanhoe boy has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, home invasion, attempted aggravated carjacking, and attempted home invasion.

An eyewitness who arrived at Big W as the chase ended estimated there were around 20 uniformed and plain clothes officers at the scene and that the Pathfinder hit a parked car.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, with dashcam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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