Two men riding a stolen motorcycle and not wearing helmets have been arrested and charged after a police pursuit on the NSW Central Coast today (31 May 2020).
Just after 10.30am, a motorcycle, allegedly stolen from an Erina shopping centre, was seen travelling on Hely Street at Wyong.
At the time, the rider and pillion passenger were not wearing helmets.
Officers from NSW Police Brisbane Water Police Area Command attempted to stop the motorcycle on Enterprise Drive.
When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.
The stolen motorcycle continued through the Central Coast area and was monitored by PolAir.
At the intersection of Erina Street and Henry Parry Drive, Gosford, the rider and another vehicle crashed.
The rider and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and fled.
Shortly after, a 30-year-old man was arrested nearby.
The second man ran to the rooftop car park of a nearby abandoned shopping centre. Police followed on foot, before the man jumped a barrier, landing on a window ledge below.
With the assistance from Fire & Rescue NSW, Police Rescue and other specialist resources, the 23-year-old man was rescued and arrested.
Both men were taken to Gosford Hospital, under police guard, suffering injuries sustained in the crash.
The younger man has been charged with:
- Larceny (two counts);
- Take and drive conveyance;
- Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly;
- Drive recklessly/furiously or speed manner dangerous;
- Unlicensed rider; and
- Rider without helmet with passenger.
He has also been charged with a revocation warrant.
The older man has been charged with:
- Motorbike passenger no helmet;
- Be carried in conveyance;
- Possess a prohibited drug (two counts); and
- Breach of bail.
They have been bail refused to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Monday (1 June 2020).
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.