Police Charge Teens After Brighton Aggravated Burglary

Moorabbin Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a group of teenagers following an aggravated burglary in Brighton this morning.

Investigators have been told four children attended a residential property on South Road, Brighton, in an allegedly stolen Volkswagen Golf about 5am Tuesday, 5 March.

It will be alleged the group entered the residence before being frightened off by the occupants of the property and fleeing in the Volkswagen.

That vehicle was followed by the Air Wing and the group was observed meeting up with a fifth person driving a VW Amarok, allegedly stolen from Railway Avenue, Brighton.

The two vehicles travelled together and were followed by police, reaching speeds allegedly in excess of 150km/h before the Amarok was abandoned in Stella Avenue, Noble Park.

All five people then fled together in the Volkswagen.

Police continued to follow that car as it drove at dangerous speeds to the Rowville area..

Stop sticks were successfully deployed on Armstrong Road and the group ran from the scene but were swiftly arrested by responding officers with the assistance of canine units and the Air Wing.

A 14-year-old Moe boy has since been charged with aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

He is expected to face a childrens court today.

A 15-year-old boy from Morwell has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and will face a childrens court at a later date.

A 15-year-old Noble Park boy has been charged with two counts of theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving whilst being pursued by police and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

He will face a childrens court at a later date.

A 17-year-old Morwell boy and 14-year-old Moe girl were charged with aggravated burglary and theft of motor vehicle.

Both will face a childrens court at a later date.

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