Police have charged five children following the theft of three vehicles from a Cranbrook address early this morning.
At about 5.30am police received a report of a break and enter at a Bryant Street residence.
Three cars were stolen from the address including a white Toyota Corolla, white Toyota Camry and a silver Holden Commodore.
At about 6am the Toyota Camry was located by police on Riverway Drive with damage to the left tyre.
At about 6.15am the Toyota Corolla was involved in a fuel drive off at a Rangeview Street petrol station in Deeragun.
At about 9.10am the Holden Commodore was involved in a fuel drive off at a Pilkington Street petrol station in Garbutt.
At 12.50pm police will allege a youth jumped out of the Holden Commodore along The Strand and stole a handbag from a 39-year-old woman. The child then jumped back into the car.
A short time later the car crashed along The Strand. A 15-year-old Kirwan girl was arrested at the scene. She was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.
Members of the public notified police around 3pm after a number of youths were seen running from the crash of third stolen car, a Toyota Corolla on Boyes Court in Heatley.
Upon police arrival three boys were taken into custody. A fourth boy was arrested on Alsop Drive.
15-year-old Pimlico girl was charged with three counts of fraud and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted fraud, receiving tainted property and burglary.
A 13-year-old Kelso boy was charged with three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of trespass and one count each of burglary and obstruct police.
13-year-old Heatley boy and an 11-year-old Condon boy were both charged with one and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Police would like to thank the community for their assistance.