NT Police allege four kids aged eight to 12-years of age broke into, and significantly damaged an Alice Springs childcare centre on Friday, and are investigating if the were involved in break-ins of two primary schools.
Police media manager Rob Cross said about 8.15pm on Friday the Alcohol Policing Unit members went to the Woods Terrace centre, and found the children aged between eight and 12 years, who had allegedly broken in, and significantly damaged classrooms and office areas.
He said police found the centre’s resident turtle Dolly, in a backpack, unharmed.
Mr Cross said police also found two iPads in the area that were stolen in an unlawful entry of a separate school earlier that evening.
“Investigations are yet to determine whether the unlawful entry is linked to two other unlawful entries at a primary school in Braitling, and a primary school on Lovegrove Drive on Friday evening,” he said.
If you have information you can call police on 131 444, or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.