Further arrests as part of Gang Crime Squad investigation into series of aggravated home invasions

Gang Crime Squad detectives have arrested a further four people today as part of their investigation into a series of targeted aggravated home invasions and a violent affray in June.

Warrants were executed today in Cairnlea, Williams Landing, Sunbury, Delahey, Ardeer and St Albans by detectives from the Gang Crime Squad, VIPER Taskforce and North West Metro region.

A 16-year-old Williams Landing boy, a 17-year-old Cairnlea boy, an 18-year-old Delahey man and a 27-year-old Ardeer man were all arrested.

The four males are being interviewed by police in relation to a number of offences including aggravated home invasion with an offensive weapon, attempted aggravated burglary, criminal damage and possess controlled weapons.

The Delahey, Ardeer and Cairnlea males are expected to be charged this afternoon while the Williams Landing boy is expected to be released pending further enquiries.

A 30-year-old Ardeer man and a 17-year-old Kings Park boy were also arrested today for unrelated traffic and theft matters.

Fifteen people in total have now been arrested as part of the Gang Crime Squad investigation into a stabbing in Springvale on 18 June and three aggravated home invasions in Hampton Park, Noble Park and Dandenong on 18 June.

Five knives have also been seized by police during the investigation.

Police will allege the incidents are a result of escalating tensions between male youths associated with two rival gangs.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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