Youths charged over evade incident

January 22, 2024 11:09 am in by

Two 17 year-olds have been charged after allegedly evading police in a stolen car in the Midlands on Sunday 21st January.

Police say a white Toyota Camry – believed to be stolen from Launceston – was spotted speeding along the Midland Highway at around 3:30pm, before evading police on Mud Walls Road near Jericho.

It’s alleged the vehicle crossed onto the wrong side of the road, and travelling at 160km/h. It was then abandoned at a rural property on Lovely Banks Road – with two boys apprehended nearby.

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They’ve been charged with motor vehicle stealing and trespassing, among other offences.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the Camry is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.