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Five Charged – Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered – Palmerston

Northern Territory Police have charged five males following the theft of three motor vehicles.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer said it is alleged that on Sunday 13 December two males unlawfully entered a residence in Rosebery before stealing a grey Mitsubishi Outlander and various other items.

 “Police believe the males then unlawfully entered another residence in the same suburb and stole a Mitsubishi Lancer.

“Around 11:00am yesterday General Duties members attended a car crash on Catalina Road and located the Mitsubishi Lancer extensively damaged. Two males were arrested nearby.

 “Following the arrests, Trident members attending the scene sighted three males driving a stolen Ford XR6 along Catalina Road. Extra members attended and located the vehicle abandoned in nearby scrub.

“Members from the Dog Operations Unit were called in and eventually tracked the three males to the Palmerston High School grounds where they were arrested.”

All five males, aged between14 and 19 years were collectively charged with 22 offences including:

  • Aggravated unlawful entry (x5)
  • Stealing (x5)
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle (x7)
  • Drive motor vehicle while unlicensed (x3)
  • Drive vehicle in a dangerous manner
  • Fail to stop after a crash

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The 18 and 19-year-old will appear in Darwin Magistrates Court today, all others will appear at a later date.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has also since been recovered.

“This is another fantastic result showcasing the combined efforts of Strike Force Trident, Palmerston General Duties and the Dog Operations Unit to swiftly bring these perpetrators to justice,” Detective Senior Sergeant Stringer said.

 

The photos are from NT Police

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