Teens accused of hurling roof tiles at police in bizarre seven-hour siege

TWO teenagers will face court today, charged over a bizarre seven-hour siege south of Sydney overnight.

Police say they were called to reports of people trying to break into a building through its roof on Churchill Avenue at Warrawong shortly after 9pm.

Offices arrived at the scene at which time two teenage males, aged 16 and 18, allegedly emerged from the roof cavity and started to hurl roof tiles at police from the rooftop.


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A significant number of police resources were called in to assist in resolving the tense situation, including officers from the Criminal Investigation Branch, Proactive Crime Team, Dog Unit and Highway Patrol.

Following a lengthy stand-off, police negotiators were able to coax the two teens down off the roof around 4am.

Police said a large amount of damage was caused to the building and surrounding premises that were struck by the tiles thrown from the roof.

The pair was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where they were each charged with using a weapon to avoid apprehension, destroying property and four counts of assault police.

They were also charged in relation to several outstanding warrants.

Both boys were refused bail and are due to front court today.