Teenagers charged over car theft that ended in pursuit 280 kilometres away

TWO teenagers are facing charges stemming from the theft of a car in Orange on Tuesday that ended with a police pursuit.

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with taking and driving a car without the owner’s consent, dishonestly obtaining property by deception leading police on a pursuit.

Police say the teens took a silver Kia Rio without the owner’s permission and proceeded to fill the vehicle with fuel without making any attempts to pay.

Police claim the pair engaged them in a pursuit on the Golden Highway near Denman – approximately 300 kilometres north of Orange – when they failed to stop for police.

They were later arrested and issued with court attendance notices.

They will appear before Orange Children’s Court on August, 21.