Group of teens arrested over alleged vehicle thefts

December 5, 2023 9:08 am in by

Police have arrested a group of teenagers in relation to two stolen vehicles at the weekend.

Authorities received a report of a stolen Toyota Hilux from Wadeye on Sunday, the car reportedly travelling to Darwin containing 7 youths.

Authorities allege the group stole another vehicle when passing through Batchelor, and continued in convoy to Darwin.

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On Sunday afternoon detectives were deployed to an address in Moil where the stolen Toyota Hilux from Wadeye was located and 6 male youths, aged between 14-years-old and 17-years-old, were arrested.

A 17-year-old male was apprehended by a patrol dog and is expected to be charged at a later date.

A short time later, police located the second stolen motor vehicle at an address in Palmerston, where another 14-year-old youth was arrested.