Teens arrested in Alice Springs after stealing cars, ‘several pairs of shoes’ in unlawful entries

by | Nov 3, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

A group of Alice Springs teens have been apprehended by the NT Police following two separate unlawful entries over the weekend, while two others remain on the loose.

Police said on October 30 around 1:30am, a group of four youths, three 15-year-old males and a 16-year-old male, forcefully entered and searched through a house in Gillen while the residents were asleep.

The youths allegedly stole cash and several pairs of shoes. Police did not disclose how much money the offenders allegedly took.

The offenders also allegedly found two sets of car keys and drove off with one of the vehicles.

Police did not mention what type of vehicle was stolen.

Strike Force Viper detectives said they found the stolen vehicle abandoned in The Gap area but did not mention if it was damaged.

Police said three of the four offenders were found at a home nearby and were subsequently arrested.

NT Police said two 15-year-olds were apprehended and later bailed to be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

One 15-year-old remains on the loose and police are continuing investigations to locate the youth.

The 16-year-old male is in custody and is scheduled to appear in Alice Springs Local Court on November 29 to face charges for aggravated unlawful entry, stealing, damage to property, and aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He will face the additional charge of Breach of Bail in relation to several other separate property offences. Police did not give details about his outstanding offences.

In a separate incident still on October 30, at around 11:30pm, a group of three youths allegedly unlawfully entered a home on Telegraph Terrace and stole a vehicle.

Police said the vehicle, a red Hyundai i20 was observed driving recklessly in the Alice Springs CBD.

NT Police deployed a tyre deflation device and the vehicle was stopped on the Stott Terrace bridge.

Police said three youths fled the vehicle, two were caught, aged 16 and 17, following a foot chase with police officers.

A third offender meanwhile remains on the loose.

The 17-year-old male was arrested and will appear before court Tuesday for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving medium range blood alcohol, driving unlicensed, and driving in a dangerous manner.

The 16-year-old male will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act, police said.

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