Media release

Arrest – Property offending – Katherine


Northern Territory Police have arrested a 17-year-old male youth following multiple unlawful entries in Katherine yesterday.

It is alleged that during the early hours of yesterday, a group of youths forcibly entered four separate commercial properties. Once inside the properties, the group allegedly caused significant damage to the premises before fleeing the scene with a small quantity of alcohol.

The offending was captured on CCTV and the 17-year-old was later located and arrested. He has since been charged with:

  • 4 x unlawful entry
  • 4 x stealing
  • 5 x damage to property

The youth was remanded to appear before court today.

Members from Strike Force Cerberus are continuing to investigate the incident and locate the remaining offenders involved.

Anyone with information relating to the unlawful entries, is urged to contact police on 131 444. Please quote reference number 10247277.