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.
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.