Four children have been arrested and released after allegedly breaking into a Nakara residence and stealing credit cards and two vehicles at different times on Tuesday night, NT Police said.
The group, aged between 12 to 15, allegedly illegally entered a house in Nakara and took two sets of vehicle keys and the victim’s credit cards.
It was not disclosed if the owners of the house were at home when the break-in happened.
Investigators say the youths allegedly drove to multiple locations using one stolen vehicle and made purchases using the victim’s credit cards.
Police did not detail what items were purchased using the stolen credit card or how much was spent.
When the group were unsuccessful buying fuel, they abandoned the stolen vehicle in Brinkin, police said.
The group then returned to the victim’s residence in Nakara to allegedly steal the other vehicle.
The second vehicle was later found abandoned in Wagaman.
On Wednesday, detectives from Strike Force Trident found the youths in Casuarina.
Two of the offenders were found to be in possession of the vehicle keys belonging to the victim during their arrest.
The youths were brought to the Palmerston Watch House and later released.
Police say the youths will be dealt with through provisions of the Youth Justice Act.