An 18-year-old woman has handed herself into police after allegedly driving a stolen car in two ram raids of two Alice Springs businesses overnight, NT Police have said.
NT Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement that about 11.30pm Sunday, police were told about two vehicles driving dangerously around the Alice Springs CBD area.
At 12:30am one of the vehicles, a white Mitsubishi Challenger, that had been stolen from an earlier break-in, caused extensive damage in a ram raid on a Stuart Hwy business, he said.
Then at 12:45am, Mr Cross said, there was another report of a second ram raid where the same car caused extensive damage to the entrance of a service station in Sadadeen.
Mr Cross said that just before 2am police CCTV operators notified members the car had been dumped the car on Bath St, opposite K Mart, and officers ran after two 14-year-old boys and arrested them.
At the same time an 18-year-old woman showed up at the Alice Springs Police station front counter and admitted to driving the car in the ram raids, he said.
Mr Cross said the two boys would be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act and the woman has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of damage to property, two counts of unlawful entry, and recruiting a child to engage in criminal activity.
He said police were investigating the break-in on Elliott St where the car was stolen from.
Police urge anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam from the area during the period, to report it via 131 444.