TWO teenagers have been charged over a series of burglaries and car thefts, including one home invasion in which the resident was threatened with a screwdriver.
Police say the duo, both aged 18, were arrested following a pursuit that ended with officers using a stinger to stop the allegedly stolen car.
It will be alleged on July 10 one of the men tried to break in to a Parmelia home before being confronted by the resident and fleeing the scene.
In the same suburb, one of the men allegedly forced his way into another home and threatened the occupant with a screwdriver before leaving with a packet of cigarettes.
Police then say sometime between 11pm on July 12 and 6.30am on July 13, the men then broke into a Ballajura home where they stole property and two vehicles – an Audi A4 and a Holden Commodore ute.
Police spotted the stolen Audi on Karrinyup Road in Karrinyup about 1.30am on Saturday. Police allege the driver failed to stop, resulting in a stinger being used on the corner of Beach Road and Alexander Drive in Mirrabooka.
The occupants of the car then fled on foot, but were arrested a short time later on the roof of a home in Woodbine Terrace Mirrabooka.
An 18-year-old man from Port Kennedy is facing charges of steal motor vehicle and drive recklessly, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, aggravated failure to stop and no authority to drive.
An 18-year-old Balga man has been charged with steal motor vehicle, attempted home burglary with intent, aggravated home burglary and commit and armed robbery.
They are both due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.