Seven people were arrested after a police pursuit of a stolen Porsche from Curl Curl.

Just before 4.45am this morning (Friday, 10 May), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command responded to a report of a break-in at Lalchere Street, Curl Curl.

On arrival, they were told that a white 2019 Porsche Macan SUV had been stolen as a result of the break-in. The vehicle’s owner told police his keys and wallet had been stolen. The Porsche was spotted a short while later by patrolling NSW Police, who initiated a pursuit.

The Porsche failed to stop for police, and was pursued through Balgowlah, Seaforth and across The Spit Bridge. The Porsche continued to evade police, climbing the hill on the southern side of the bridge towards Mosman.

The driver of the Porsche lost control in the bends and collided with the concrete median barrier. The vehicle came to a stop and was swarmed by police vehicles who were in pursuit.

Seven people were removed from the car and arrested, six females and one male. A NSW Police spokesperson said their ages were as yet unconfirmed, but a bystander described them clearly as ‘teens’.

They were taken to Manly and Chatswood Police Stations, where inquiries into the incident are ongoing. A southbound lane of Spit Road was closed as a result of the police operation, affecting traffic until the lane was reopened just after 6.45am.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Update 5.00pm Friday, 10 May:

NSW Police have released a statement revealing charges have been laid over the alleged theft and police pursuit of a Porsche stolen from Curl Curl.

Of the seven arrested people, six were females aged between 12 to 16, and one was a 16-year-old male, who has been identified as the driver of the vehicle. Charges have now been laid against the occupants of the Porsche.

“About 4:40am today (Friday, 10 May), officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a home on Lalchere Street, Curl Curl, following reports of a break in.

“Police were told a Porsche SUV had allegedly been stolen from the home. A short time later, officers patrolling Balgowlah located the Porsche on Burnt Bridge Deviation at Manly Vale, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

“When the Porsche failed to stop a pursuit was initiated with the SUV before the vehicle collided with a concrete barrier on Spit Road, Mosman.

“The occupants were not injured and the driver, a 16-year-old boy, and six female passengers, aged between 12 and 16, were arrested. They were taken to Manly and Chatswood Police Stations.

“Four girls, aged 12, 16 and two aged 14, were charged with be carried in conveyance without consent of owner and granted conditional bail to appear at children’s court on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

“The teenage boy has now been charged with police pursuit, drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive never licensed, not stop at red light/stop sign, larceny, and breach of bail. He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Saturday, 11 May).

“Two girls, aged 14 and 13, were released and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act,” said the NSW Police statement.

Image: Northern Beaches Advocate (file)

Editorial note: The 5.00pm update replaced an earlier 4.00pm update that was substantively the same but did not include the charges laid against the male driver.

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