Police arrest teen after aggravated burglary in Brighton

Police have arrested a teenage boy following an aggravated burglary in Brighton early this morning.

It is believed unknown offenders forced entry to a house on Cochrane Street and stole car keys and a handbag just after 1.30am.

The offenders then stole two cars from the residence and fled the scene.

Police later intercepted a vehicle in a car park near the intersection of St Kilda Road and Alma Road in St Kilda about 2.20am.

Officers approached the car and the driver drove at one of the officers, knocking him to the ground.

The other officer drew their firearm and fired at the car as it drove off.

Fortunately, neither officer was seriously injured.

A teenage boy was arrested in Hallam just before 8am.

Southern Metro Regional Crime Team detectives are investigating, and a 14-year-old Hallam boy is in custody.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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