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Two charged after vehicle stolen from hospital - Alice Springs

Friday 03-Aug-2018 14:49

Two 16-year-olds have been charged and police will allege that they stole the bag of a nurse on duty at the local hospital on Wednesday, before stealing her vehicle from the carpark.

Using the vehicle to drive around town, the alleged offenders also stole the victim’s wallet from inside the car, using her bank card to purchase fuel, cigarettes and drinks from multiple businesses.

Police from the Southern Dog Operations Unit observed the vehicle travelling north on the Stuart Highway and pulled the driver over. One occupant who attempted to evade officers was apprehended by Patrol Dog Loki shortly after.

A 16-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, criminal deception and breach of bail. The second 16-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and disobeying a mesne warrant. A third co-offender, 14-years-old, was released with a written warning.