Five youths charged after armed robbery in Beaconsfield

Detectives from the Dandenong Criminal Investigation Unit have charged five youths with armed robbery after police intercepted a stolen vehicle in Officer on 9 March around 9:10pm.

It is alleged the youths stole a 2012 Holden Captiva from Castillo Avenue Clyde North on 8 March before committing an armed robbery in Beaconsfield on 9 March.

A 13 and 15-year-old boy were walking along Princes Highway before allegedly being approached by the stolen motor vehicle containing a group of five males. A knife was produced, and the victim’s mobile phones were stolen.

Police then observed the allegedly stolen vehicle in Clearwater Drive, Pakenham. Officers followed the vehicle through several streets before making an intercept in Majestic Boulevard, Officer where five boys were arrested.

A 13-year-old Cranbourne South boy was charged with armed robbery, reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous driving when pursued by police, failure to stop, unlicensed driving, theft of motor vehicle and commit an indictable offence while on bail.

The boy has also been charged with aggravated carjacking, violent disorder, intentionally causing injury, affray, unlawful assault, assault in company and assault by kicking in relation to a serious violent assault which took place in Cranbourne on 7 January at about 1.40am.

A 15-year-old Cranbourne North boy has been charged with armed robbery, theft of motor vehicle, possess cannabis, handling stolen goods and commit an indictable offence while on bail.

Both have been remanded to appear before at a Children’s’ Court at a later date.

A 15-year-old Doveton boy has been charged with armed robbery, theft of motor vehicle and commit an indictable offence while on bail.

A 16-year-old Dandenong boy has been charged with armed robbery, theft of motor vehicle and commit an indictable offence while on bail.

A 14-year-old Springvale boy has been charged with armed robbery and theft of motor vehicle.

All three boys have been bailed appear before at a Children’s’ Court at a later date.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit an online report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

Lilly Skacej

Senior Communications Advisor

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