Two men charged over stealing credit cards, motorbikes, and other crimes in Alice Springs

by | Feb 5, 2022 | Cops | 0 comments

Two men in Alice Springs were arrested separately and charged following a series of alleged break-ins and thefts that stretched from Braitling to Ross over the last week, including stealing credit cards, NT Police said.

Police media manager Rob Cross said the men, aged 19- and 24-years old, were allegedly identified after using credit cards they stole from a break-in of a house in Ross.

He did not detail the amount of money allegedly spent using the credit cards or the items purchased.

The duo allegedly trespassed onto the Ross property, and stole two motorbikes which they were later seen riding along Gregory Terrace between 2:30am and 4am, Mr Cross said. Although he did not give a date.

Mr Cross said the motorbikes were found damaged and abandoned in scrub.

Police also alleged the men broke into, and ransacked a Braitling home on January 28, causing “significant damage”.

Mr Cross said that is where the men allegedly stole the credit cards.

The 24-year-old man was charged with two counts each of obtaining benefit by deception, and unlawful entry, as well as single charges of attempted unlawful entry, damage to property, stealing, and trespass, he said.

And for unlawfully using a motor vehicle, and driving a motor vehicle while unlicensed over the alleged theft of a vehicle from a house in The Gap on January 31.

He will also face charges of trespassing and attempted unlawful entry of a home in The Gap on February 1.

Mr Cross said the man was refused bail and has appeared before court on February 2. He will remain in custody until February 16.

The 19-year-old man was arrested in a shopping centre on Hartley Street, Mr Cross said. He did not specify a date.

Mr Cross said he was charged with one count each of aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving unlicensed, receiving stolen property, obtaining benefit by deception, unlawfully possessing stolen property, unlawful entry of a dwelling, damage to property, and stealing.

He was refused bail and appeared before court on February 4 and will remain in police custody until February 18, Mr Cross said.

 

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