Media release

Arrests – Property Offences

Police

Strike Force Trident have arrested two males, aged 13, following property offences over the weekend.

Unknown offenders stole a vehicle from an address in Malak prior to 1:10am on Saturday 14 September. Around 1:10am, a group of at least seven people forced entry to a business at Batchelor where they stole two tills containing a cash float.

The same offenders unlawfully entered two businesses in Adelaide River around 1:50am. The offenders were disturbed by an employee at one location prior to fleeing with knives.

The offenders entered another business at Noonamah where they stole 14 bottles of alcohol and a cash collection container. They fled when they were disturbed by a staff member and then later stole fuel from a service station in Bakewell.

Casuarina general duties officers encountered the stolen vehicle in Karama around 3:47am and commenced a pursuit. The vehicle was then abandoned in Wulagi and the vehicle occupants fled on foot. The two 13-year-old males were arrested a short time after.

The first youth will be considered for youth diversion for:

  • 1x Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle
  • 4 Unlawfully Damage Property
  • 3x Unlawful Entry – Building
  • 4x Stealing
  • 1x Drive Unlicensed
  • 1x Dangerous Driving During Pursuit
  • 1x Drive Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • 1x Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle

The second youth will be considered for youth diversion for:

  • 1x Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle
  • 1x Unlawfully Damage Property
  • 3x Unlawful Entry – Building
  • 4x Stealing

Enquiries into the identity of the outstanding offenders continue.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9077861.

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