Three teens charged after aggravated carjacking in California Gully

Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged three teens following an alleged aggravated carjacking and extended follow ending in Wallan on 19 May.

It is alleged the victim had exited his vehicle on Watson Street in California Gully when three boys approached him about 12.45am.

Police allege that one teenage boy had a knife and demanded the keys to the victim’s red Toyota sedan.

They allegedly got into the Toyota and drove off.

With the assistance of Air Wing, the car was followed to Wallan where the three boys allegedly left the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

It is understood the Highway Patrol, a Canine Unit, CIRT and uniform members descended on the vehicle on Eastern Ridge and arrested the three teenage boys about 4am.

A 17-year-old California Gully boy, a 17-year-old Elwood boy and 14-year-old Mernda boy were charged with aggravated carjacking with an offensive weapon.

They will face the childrens court at a later date.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

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