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Teen charged after car stolen from Stanwell Park overnight

Police carAN unlicensed teenager has been charged with multiple offences after he allegedly stole a car from Stanwell Park overnight.

Shortly after 1am (Wednesday April 22), a 17-year-old boy allegedly broke into a the Stanwell Park home and stole a Toyota Prado. The vehicle was tracked by Polair as it travelled south, before coming to a stop at Barrack Heights, south of Wollongong.

Police attempted to speak with the teen before he refused to get out of the car and drove through the fence of a nearby property.

The car continued to drive through fences of four properties before coming to rest against a tree in the backyard of a home.

The teen attempted to flee on foot and was arrested a short time later, before being taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter, goods in custody, take and drive conveyance without consent, steal motor vehicle, unlicensed driver (never held), trespassing and dangerous driving.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in a children’s court today.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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