Northern Territory Police are investigating the unlawful entry of two licensed premises in Alice Springs earlier this week.
Police responded to a report in which three youth forced entry and stole a quantity of alcohol from a licensed business on Gap Road at 11pm on Wednesday.
Around 4:30am on Thursday police crews and a K9 unit responded to a report of intruders on scene at a licensed premises on Barrett Drive.
Two of the offenders fled the scene while a 16-year-old youth was arrested nearby.
Police investigations continue into whether the two incidents may be linked.
An internal review is being conducted after a 26-year-old man, who was determined not to be involved in the offending, received a leg injury from a police dog during the police response.