Crime Stoppers

Stolen motor vehicle - Alice Springs

Tuesday 18-Dec-2018 11:13

Northern Territory Police have arrested four people in relation to two separate incidents of vehicles being stolen and driven recklessly in Alice Springs yesterday.

Around 6:30pm a woman reported to police that her car keys had been stolen from her bag while she was swimming at the recreational centre.

Members observed the vehicle being driven recklessly in the CBD area and around midnight successfully deployed a Tyre Deflation Device.

The vehicle eventually stopped on Palm Circuit and two female youth, aged 15 and 16 fled on foot. They were arrested shortly after by frontline police and Police Dog “Loki”.

In a separate incident, police were notified of an unlawful entry of a building on Gregory Terrace around 2am.

Further investigations indicated unknown offender/s unlawfully entered and ransacked the building before stealing the keys to a Toyota Hilux.

Offenders used the vehicle to ram through the security gate, and it was later observed by members driving recklessly around the CBD area.

Officers successfully deployed a Tyre Deflation Device north of Alice Springs and the vehicle eventually stopped on a dirt track off Herbert Heritage Drive.

Frontline officers, the Police Dog Patrol Unit and Police Dog “Loki” located two of the occupants from the vehicle hiding in nearby bushland.

The two boys will be considered for Youth Diversion and the two girls will face charges of Stealing a motor vehicle and appear before court at a later date.