Crime Stoppers

Rock Throwing - Alice Springs

Friday 10-Apr-2015 15:10

Police are seeking public assistance in relation to a series of rock throwing incidents in Alice Springs last night.

Senior Sergeant Siiri Tennosaar said Police received 11 reports of rock throwing incidents in the CBD between 9pm Thursday and 3am today.

“The majority of the reports related to rocks being thrown at passing vehicles while five of the reports related to property damage.

“Throwing rocks at passing vehicles is extremely dangerous and the consequences can be fatal. Those caught engaging in this illegal behaviour can face significant penalties including up to four years in prison.

“Police urge the community to be vigilant and report all rock throwing incidents as they occur.

“Anyone who sees or believes there might be people involved in rock throwing please call Police and notify them of the location.”

Anyone who may have any information in relation to any rock throwing incidents in Alice Springs CBD overnight is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“Police will have a heightened presence in Alice Springs CBD from tonight to target rock throwing and other related incidents,” Senior Sergeant Tennosaar said.

“The patrols will continue throughout the weekend and include members from General Duties, Community and Engagement and Southern Investigation Division.”