Third teen arrested after booze burglaries in eastern suburbs

Box Hill Divisional Response Unit officers have arrested a third teenager following seven alleged burglaries across the Eastern suburbs last month.

It is alleged a group of teenagers entered various stores with their faces covered between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, 20 July.

They allegedly grabbed bottles of assorted liquor and slabs of alcohol as they made their way through the retail outlets, threatening some attendants with a hammer.

The locations targeted include liquor stores in:

• Springvale Road, Mulgrave

• Stevensons Road, Mount Waverley

• Burwood Highway, Vermont South

• Canterbury Road, Forest Hill

• Lawrence Street, Blackburn South

• Middleborough Road, Box Hill South

• Burwood Highway, Burwood

Members of the group also allegedly targeted a milkbar in Middleborough Road in Box Hill South.

The 15-year-old Dandenong boy was arrested on 3 August.

He’s been released and is expected to be charged on summons.

Officers arrested and charged two teenagers on 21 July in relation to the incidents.

A 14-year-old Doveton boy and a 15-year-old Dandenong boy were both charged with eight counts of theft and eight counts of committing an indictable offence whilst on bail.

They will appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Police believe there are still outstanding offenders involved in the incidents and investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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