Five charged following series of incidents in Melbourne’s South

Police have charged two men and three teenagers in relation to a series of alleged incidents in Cranbourne North and Narre Warren North yesterday.

At about 7.30am yesterday members of the public reported an Audi, Maserati and Holden Commodore allegedly driving erratically on the Narre Warren North Road, Narre Warren North.

Shortly afterwards these vehicles were allegedly involved in a multi-vehicle collision on Narre Warren North Road, near Ryleands Drive.

Two groups of alleged offenders associated with the vehicles where then allegedly involved in a physical altercation at a service station on Narre Warren North Road.

An 18-year-old man from one of the groups was injured and subsequently transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

An 18-year-old Narre Warren man was arrested and released pending further enquiries.

A 15-year-old Cranbourne North boy and a 15-year-old Doveton boy were charged with attempted aggravated burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. They were remanded to appear before a Children’s Court at a later date.

An 18-year-old Mulgrave man and a 24-year-old Cranbourne North man were charged with aggravated home invasion, attempted aggravated burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. They were remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

A 17-year-old Doveton boy was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. He was bailed to appear before a Children’s Court on 31 May.

Two other 16-year-old males, from Cranbourne South and Doveton, are currently assisting Police with enquiries.

Victoria Police continues to relentlessly pursue, disrupt, and dismantle the state’s worst youth gangs as part of Operation Alliance.

Police understand the concern generated when gang violence occurs and our commitment to the community is to continue to target those seeking to commit serious and violent crime.

In the past year alone, Operation Alliance has led to the arrest of 403 youth gang members a combined 1,362 times – more than three times each.

Over 3,600 charges have been laid in relation to these matters.

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