Media release

Property offences - Alice Springs


An 18-year-old woman has handed herself into police in relation to the ram raid of two businesses in Alice Springs overnight.

Police were notified around 11:30pm of two vehicles driving dangerously around the Alice Springs CBD area.

At 12:30am police responded to a reported that one of the vehicles, a white Mitsubishi Challenger, which had been stolen from an earlier unlawful entry, was used to ram raid of a business on the Stuart Highway. The entrance to the business was extensively damaged as a result.

At 12:45am police received another report of a second ram raid in which the same vehicle was used to cause extensive damage to the entrance of a service station in Sadadeen.

Just before 2am police CCTV operators notified members that offenders had dumped the stolen motor vehicle on Bath Street, opposite K Mart. Several officers pursued the offenders on foot and arrested two males, both aged 14-years-old.

At the same time an 18-year-old woman presented to the Alice Springs Police station front counter and made admissions to driving the vehicle and ramming both of the businesses.

The two youth will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act and the woman has been charged with;

  • Unlawful use of a motor vehicle
  • Damage to property x 2
  • Unlawful entry x 2
  • Recruiting child to engage in criminal activity.

Investigations into initial unlawful entry on Elliott Street in which the vehicle was stolen, continue. Police urge anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam from the area during the period of 4am, to report it via 131 444.


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