Police arrest six after stolen car crashes into art gallery

Police have arrested six youths after a stolen Audi ploughed into an art gallery in Kalorama early this morning.

It’s alleged the vehicle lost control while driving along Ridge Road, running through a stone barrier and into the front of the business shortly after 3am.

On police arrival, the occupants had all fled the scene however a teenage girl was quickly arrested nearby.

While officers were patrolling the area looking for the outstanding offenders, a report came through of an attempted aggravated burglary in progress on nearby Price Road.

Police quickly converged on the area and noticed a ride share vehicle passing by.

They flagged the driver down and located four youths inside, three males and one female, who were all taken into custody.

The Dog Squad rounded up the last male youth.

The five teens are expected to be interviewed this morning, while the sixth was taken to hospital with a leg injury after being bitten by the police dog.

The art gallery was extensively damaged during the crash.

Any witnesses, anyone with CCTV/dashcam footage or any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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