Boy, 12, accused of ram-raiding. Woman assaulted.

Offender 3 Gillen assault2440 ram raid 2 SMA 12-year-old boy has been charged with 13 property offences, including car stealing and ram-raiding a business on Saturday, and a repeat performance by other perpetrators at Sadadeen this morning (at right and below).

 

And there is a police hunt for three young men (including those pictured) suspected of attacking a woman in her Gillen home on the same day.

 

Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Malley said the child offender was allegedly involved in two unlawful entries.

 

“Along with alleged co-offenders he unlawfully entered a business on Traeger Avenue and stole five bicycles,” he said.

 

“They then unlawfully entered a business on the Stuart Highway and stole two vehicles, a Toyota Hilux and a Holden Commodore Station Wagon, and then ram-raided another business on the Stuart Highway.

 

2440 ram raid 1“The Toyota Hilux has since been recovered.”

 

The 12-year-old was charged with unlawful entry of a dwelling and a building, stealing, damage to property, aggravated unlawful use of motor vehicles and trespass. He was remanded in custody to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today.

 

Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Dash said a 39-year-old woman was assaulted after she approached three offenders who were allegedly trespassing in her yard at about 4:50pm.

 

“One of the males punched the woman in the face causing minor injuries,” he said.

 

All offenders are is described as being of Indigenous appearance and of slim build.

 

Offender 1 Gillen assaultOne has short dark hair, wearing a grey jumper, with a black backpack and black cap.

 

The second is wearing a short sleeved hoodie with white stripes on the sleeve and a black cap.

 

The third suspected offender has short dark hair, wearing a brown shirt and black pants.

 

If anyone has any information about the identity of these three offenders please contact Police on 131 444 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000, says Supt Dash.

 

 

UPDATE May 9 at 2:20pm

 

Members from Strike Force Winx have charged four youths in relation to a series of property crimes in Alice Springs.

 

Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Dash said the offenders were allegedly involved in numerous unlawful entries and the unlawful use of motor vehicles over the weekend.

 

He says Strike Force Winx arrested a 14-year-old girl and three boys aged 14, 15 and 16.

 

“The youths were involved in four ram raids in the CBD, Whittaker Street, North Side and Sadden, involving stolen vehicles.

 

“One of the youths, who was on a suspended sentence of detention, absconded from a rehabilitation program in Alice Springs on 24 April.

 

“Another male youth, aged 14, who also absconded from a rehabilitation program, is in custody and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.”

 

 

UPDATE May 15 at 11am

 

Members from Strike Force Winx have charged a 13-year-old boy in relation to a ram-raid on a business in Alice Springs.

 

Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Dash said the offender was allegedly involved in numerous unlawful entries and the unlawful use of motor vehicles on May 7 and 8.

 

“The offender, along with five other youths was involved in a ram-raid in Sadadeen, in a stolen white Ford Everest.

 

“Strike Force Winx members arrested the youth on Saturday,” he said.

 

“All of the offenders have now been arrested.”

 

The 13-year-old was remanded in custody to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today.”

 

 

 

 

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  1. Interested Community Member
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I hope they have to pay for the damage they have done.
    They need to be made responsible or their parents or both.
    These youths are getting away with everything and they know they can.

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