Police have charged the driver of a stolen truck jam-packed full of baby formula, following a pursuit through Sydney’s west earlier this week.
Police commenced the chase after the driver allegedly failed to stop on Eldridge Road at around 7:35am on Tuesday morning.
The pursuit was ended a short time later following safety concerns, with officers locating the vehicle - and the 39-year-old driver – in a nearby industrial complex on Willfox Street.
A 39-year-old man was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with failing to stop during a police pursuit (also known as Skye’s Law), driving whilst disqualified, alongside two first instance warrants.
Police will allege the man was the driver of the Hino truck and that the truck had been stolen from a Milperra address.
The truck allegedly contained a large number of stolen baby formula tins – with a black market value of up to $24,000.
The man appeared at Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday and was refused bail to reappear on Wednesday 8 November 2017.
The incident follows ongoing high demand for baby formula, which has seen supermarkets including Coles enforce a four tin limit per customer.