Media release

Youths apprehended for motor vehicle theft - Alice Springs

Police

Northern Territory Police have apprehended seven youths who attempted to flee a stolen motor vehicle they were travelling in, in Alice Springs on Tuesday morning.

The vehicle, a 2016 black Ford Everest and a wallet had been stolen in an unlawful entry of a home in East Side around 1am on Tuesday.

Just after 4:15am officers observed the vehicle travelling on Telegraph Terrace and initiated a pursuit, following it up until the Tom Brown round-about where a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed.

Police quickly apprehended the offenders as they attempted to flee the scene.

Two youths aged nine and 10-years-old were returned into the care of their responsible adult.

Four youths aged 13, 14, 16 and 16-years-old will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

A 13-year-old girl has been summonsed to appear before court at a later date on one count each of Recklessly Endanger Life and Aggravated assault.

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