Police lay charges – Property offending in Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police have charged two youths after a property crime series across Alice Springs earlier this week.

Between 8am on 30 October and 4:30am on 31 October, police responded to 17 reported burglaries across seven suburbs. Five reports were for commercial properties with 12 for residential.

Strike Force Viper, Operation Drina members and general duties responded to each report and investigations into the incidents have been ongoing.

Two 16-year-old males have since been arrested and charged with multiple property and vehicle offences.

Both were bailed to appear in court tomorrow.

Further youth offenders have been identified and enquiries are continuing.

Acting Superintendent Michael Fields said “This type of senseless offending has no place in our town and a reinvigorated Operation Drina will see an increase in proactive high visibility policing across Alice Springs.

“Reducing recidivism is one of our main priorities and we will continue our coordination with other agencies to ensure there are appropriate pathways available to these youth.

“Anyone who witnesses crime or anti-social behaviour is urged to make contact on 131 444.”

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