Teens Nabbed After Parkdale Burglary, Police Pursuit

Police, including Operation Trinity units, have arrested five teenagers following a burglary and extended follow in the south-eastern suburbs overnight.

Officers were first called to reports a Ford Escape wagon had been stolen from a Chelsea residence about 12.20am on Thursday, 11 July.

Using the car's tracking technology, investigators were able to monitor the vehicle as it travelled towards Bangholme, before returning to the Mordialloc area.

Police spotted the Ford at a reserve in Parkdale before deploying stop sticks to prevent the teens from fleeing in the vehicle.

The group of teens spotted officers and fled the scene on foot.

With the assistance of the Air Wing, Dog Squad, Highway Patrol officers and uniform officers, all five were arrested nearby a short time later.

Four 14-year-old girls and one 13-year-old girl are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information or CCTV/dash cam footage is asked to contact crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report at www.crimestoppers.com.au

Operation Trinity, which runs every single night until dawn is Victoria Police's most well-resourced frontline policing operation at present.

There are 70 additional police rostered each night, on top of existing patrols.

This includes frontline officers, Highway Patrol members, the Dog Squad, Public Order Response Team, and Air Wing.

As a result of this intense focus, police have made over 1,400 arrests relating to burglaries and car thefts - with the overwhelming majority of these offenders' children. A further 2300 night shift arrests have also been made for other criminal offending due to the strong police presence as part of Operation Trinity.

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