Teenagers charged with stealing vehicles – Hunter Valley

Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly stealing two cars from the state’s Hunter Region earlier this week.

Between 7pm on Wednesday (26 January 2022) and 7am on Thursday (27 January 2022), two vehicles – a a grey Holden Captiva and a black Ford Ranger – were stolen from a home on Carl Lane, Muswellbrook.

About 6.20am on Thursday (27 January 2022), officers attached to Oxley Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling Coledale near Tamworth, when they observed a grey Holden Captiva being driven at speed.

A pursuit was initiated, with the vehicle allegedly reaching speeds of about 100km/hr in a sign-posted 50km/hr zone.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later, before police located a burnt-out black Ford Ranger near Warral Road, West Tamworth.

About 8.20am the same day, police observed three males allegedly stealing a scooter from a carpark at Griffin Street, Tamworth.

Officers approached the group and spoke with three boys – all aged 14 – outside Tamworth Railway Station.

The three boys were arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

Two of the teens were charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, steal motor vehicle and larceny.

One boy was refused bail and is due to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 28 January 2022), while the other was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 8 February 2022.

The third teenage boy was dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Investigations are ongoing.

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