St. George Local Area Command
Man In Court, Charged After Robbery And Pursuit – Taren Point
Police have charged a man following an armed robbery and pursuit in Sydney’s South last week.
About 10 pm (Sunday 10 January), two men, one allegedly armed with a firearm confronted staff and patrons at a bowling club at Taren Point and allegedly demanded cash before fleeing the club in a stolen black Volkswagen Golf.
Police who were on the Princes Highway, Kogarah spotted the car and a pursuit was initiated after the driver failed to stop.
The pursuit ended when the Volkswagen crashed into a Nissan Pulsar at the intersection of Brodie Sparks Drive and the Princes Highway at Wolli Creek.
The occupants of the Nissan, a 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were trapped in their car before being taken by ambulance to St. George Hospital.
The 24-year-old man has now been released from hospital while the 26-year-old woman remains in hospital awaiting surgery for fractures to her left forearm.
Police will allege after the pursuit a 36-year-old man carjacked a silver Toyota Corolla and demanded the driver a 25-year-old Rockdale man drive him North along the Princes Highway.
The car was pursued by Police into Gannon Street, Tempe where it crashed into two Police cars and the 36-year-old Glebe man was arrested after a struggle with Police.
He was taken to St. George Hospital for medical examination and was yesterday released into Police custody and taken to St. George Police Station where he was charged with:
- Robbery whilst armed with dangerous weapon in company
- Detain person for advantage
- Unlawful take/drive motor vehicle with person in (Carjacking)
- Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner
The Glebe man has been refused bail and is expected to appear at Sutherland Local Court today.
Investigations into the matter are continuing and Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the two other men who were last seen running from the intersection of Brodie Sparks Drive and the Princes Highway to contact St. George Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.