12 November 2022

Police arrest two men in high-speed pursuit after alleged break-in attempt

| Lottie Twyford
Join the conversation
police sirens

Police have arrested two 18-year-old men who will face court on Monday morning. Photo: AFP.

Police have arrested two men following a high-speed pursuit who allegedly attempted to break into a shop in Woden using angle grinders last night (11 November).

Police alleged witnesses saw them trying to break into a Woden Shopping Centre store at about 9:20 pm.

The pair fled the scene but police say they returned a few hours later to continue their attempt.

Police then say they then fled in a silver Holden Commodore bearing stolen number plates, and drove dangerously.

It’s alleged they reached speeds of 130 km/h while attempting to evade police.

Police then say they had to call off a pursuit due to safety concerns.

READ ALSO Diving pool at Stromlo being explored as ageing Civic Pool’s costs balloon

Later, officers tried again to engage the vehicle between Woden and Canberra City, and deployed stop sticks at Bindubi Street.

According to police, they lost control of the Commodore when attempting to avoid the sticks and hit a light pole.

They tried to flee on foot but were caught and arrested, before being transported to hospital for treatment.

Police allege the unlicensed driver tested positive for cannabis and the passenger was on bail.

The two 18-year-old men are expected to face court on Monday (14 November).

Anyone who has any information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote 7269192.

Join the conversation

All Comments
  • All Comments
  • Website Comments

Are young people been taught to run when they see Blue & Red’s….When I was 18, Blue & Red’s in the rear window, I nearly s–t myself lol

Good to see the Police have success , especially with the constraints put on them regarding chasing villain’s.

Can still well remember a few decades ago there was a low life hanging around ATM’s , waiting until a elderly type used it,
then he would knock the oldie down, grab their cash, hop into his ute and off.

This went on for some time until he was recognised and the Police gave chase. The speed hit was around 70 until his ute hit a gutter that stopped him. Then arrested.
Now this this all happened in a school zone around noon
( We are the only mob that have 40 km from 8am till 4.
interstate limits for 40 km are only from 8:00am to 9:30am, and from 2.30pm to 4:00pm )

Now you would have thought our local paper thing would have arranged interviews with the many different Aged organisations that we have, to report on their pleased reaction to the cops catching this low life…. but no.

The paper sent out two ( 2 ) reporters , who obviously went door knocking until they found someone who thought how dweadful it was that the cars were doing 70 kms in the school zone.

So pleased that Riot started up.

Finagen_Freeman1:47 pm 12 Nov 22

Another Barr Bail Fail.

Capital Retro12:57 pm 12 Nov 22

The passenger was on bail.

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.