POLICE have arrested two people after two violent car-jackings and a two-hour high-speed chase across Perth's suburbs.
But frustrated police today told PerthNow that the crime spree, in which police cars were repeatedly rammed, could have been stopped sooner.
They say their efforts to apprehend the armed man were hindered by senior officers who ordered they abort the pursuit on several occasions, despite claiming to have been within the pursuit guidelines and not exceeding the 140km/h speed cap.
The pursuit started about 10.20am in Scarborough when police sighted a silver Subaru, believed to have been stolen in a violent car-jacking in Mirrabooka overnight.
Officers gave chase down the Kwinana Freeway before the Subaru crashed near Read St, Rockingham, where the wanted man allegedly stole a blue Holden Commodore, dragging the driver from the vehi
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