Police have arrested and charged two youths in relation to a number of incidents in Alice Springs over the weekend, Northern Territory Police say.
It was reported to police an unknown offender unlawfully entered a residence in Chewings Street and stole a sum of cash and the occupant’s car keys on Saturday around 11am.
The owner witnessed the offender drive off in the white Toyota Corolla and alerted police.
Police received a report of the stolen motor vehicle driving erratically on Norris Bell Avenue and engaged in a pursuit near Colonel Rose Drive.
The pursuit was terminated shortly after the stolen motor vehicle was driven across the road and through a fence into scrub land.
The offenders fled the area on foot and the car became engulfed in flames and the Northern Territory Fire Services attended.
Police arrested the two offenders, aged 12 and 14 years-old, soon after.
They have both been charged with
- Unlawful use of a motor vehicle
- Dangerous driving during pursuit
- Driving unlicensed
They are both due to appear before the Alice Springs Local Court at a later date.