Police Make Arrests – Stolen Motor Vehicle In Darwin 23 May

Northern Territory police have arrested five youths in relation to a stolen motor vehicle overnight.

Around 11:30pm, police received reports that a group of youths had allegedly stolen a motor vehicle from a residence in Parap.

Police tracked the vehicle into Berrimah and a pursuit was initiated. A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed, and the vehicle came to a stop on Amy Johnson Avenue.

Five 13-year-old males were located in the vehicle and arrested at the scene.

Four youths have been charged with vehicle offenses and one has been dealt with under the Youth Justice Act 2005.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dale Motter-Barnard said: “These arrests were the result of a coordinated effort between Trident, Dog Ops and General Duties.

“I have no doubt that the arrests prevented further offending from occurring across Darwin.”

Northern Territory Police continue to urge anyone who witnesses crime or anti-social behaviour to make contact on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

Anonymous tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via https://crimestoppersnt.com.au/.

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