Teen charged over southern suburb incidents

Southern Metro Region Crime Squad have charged a teenage boy following a series of incidents across the southern suburbs overnight.

It’s alleged on 1 April around 1.40am an aggravated burglary took place at a property on Spring Street, Sandringham where a vehicle was stolen by a group of males.

It’s alleged just after 3am the same offenders entered an address on Margarita Street in Hampton, stealing a credit card and other items.

Just before 4am it’s alleged the same offenders entered an address on Gilmour Road in Bentleigh where a wallet and a second car was stolen.

It’s alleged the two stolen vehicles arrived at an address on Howie Street in Glen Iris just before 4.30am where the offenders tried to get into two vehicles in the driveway, but were unsuccessful and drove away.

Around 1pm one of the stolen vehicles pulled up to a bus stop at a shopping centre in Overland Drive, Narre Warren and allegedly assaulted and robbed a male before driving off again.

The victim was treated for minor injuries.

One of the stolen vehicles was then involved in a collision with another car on Cardinia Road in Officer just after 1pm.

The occupants of the stolen car fled on foot and the occupants of the car they hit were treated for minor injuries.

A 15-year-old Pakenham male has been charged with aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle, attempted aggravated burglary, handle stolen goods, robbery, assault in company, criminal damage and commit Indictable offence whilst on bail.

He will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The second stolen car has been located in Glen Iris this afternoon.

Police continue to search for the remaining offenders, believed to be approximately 4-6 males and one female and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppers.com.auExternal Link

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