Crime spree culprits facing charges: NT Police

by | Jun 11, 2021 | Cops | 0 comments

Four youths allegedly behind a crime spree around Darwin earlier this week have been arrested, with two of the alleged offenders found to have been out on bail at the time of the rampage, NT Police said.

Authorities said the male teens, aged 17, 18, and 19, were arrested on Wednesday while another 18-year-old-male was arrested on Thursday.

The 17-year-old has breached bail five times and was charged with one count each of aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle and aggravated robbery.

The 18-year-old meanwhile was also out on bail and has been charged with multiple offenses including aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving unlicensed, driving under the influence, and driving high range. He was expected to appear in Darwin Local Court on Thursday.

The other two, aged 19 and 18, were both charged with stealing. Police did not detail the property they stole or if it was recovered.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Bland said investigations and enquiries into these incidents are still ongoing.

“Serious Crime, Strike Force Trident and General Duties police will continue to work together to ensure we apprehend all who were involved in these senseless acts of violence,” Sgt Bland said in a statement.

NT Police did not explicitly state if these apprehensions are related to Tuesday’s crime spree in Darwin’s northern suburbs that saw Territorians assaulted in their homes during break-ins and three taxi drivers also assaulted and their vehicles damaged.

Two vehicles were also stolen, a blue Ford Ranger and an MG hatchback, that were later recovered.

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