Three teenagers have been arrested after they sprayed painted graffiti on more than 30 different locations in the Brighton South area overnight.
Just before 1.30am on Thursday 11 June, police were called to the intersection of Brighton and Seacombe Roads, after a member of the public reported seeing a group of males wearing hooded tops spraying graffiiti on the roller shutters of shop and a fence.
Several police patrols converged on the area, spotting the the group on Stevenson Avenue. After a brief foot pursuit, three of the suspects were detained and arrested.
A fourth suspect managed to elude the patrols A police dog patrol was called into assist, but after an extensive search the last remaining suspect wasn’t located.
During the search for the fourth suspect police located between 30-40 fresh graffiti tags on fences, signs and other property.
Two 18-year-old men from Smithfield Plains and Oaklands Park and 17-year-old boy from Sturt were all arrested and charged with mark graffiti and carry implements to mark graffiti after they were found carrying spray cans in their backpacks.
Police investigations will continue to locate the fourth male. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.