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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Arrests made over multiple Alice Springs burglaries

Northern Territory Police have made a number of arrests in relation to multiple burglaries and stolen vehicle incidents in Alice Springs over the weekend.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, police say they were notified of a number of unlawful entries across numerous locations with multiple vehicles allegedly stolen.

“Around 12am, police were notified by airport security of an alleged unlawful entry of the Police Airwing hanger. The alleged offenders caused damage before fleeing the scene prior to police arrival. There were no aircraft in the hanger at the time,” NT Police said in a statement today.

“CCTV footage showed a white Toyota Corolla and a silver Hyundai at the location, with multiple offenders seen entering the hanger after reversing into the roller door. Both vehicles are believed to have been stolen earlier from a property in Gillen.

“Around 9.30pm that evening, the Hyundai was sighted by police and a pursuit was initiated. While being engaged, the Hyundai backed into a police vehicle, causing minor damage. The Dog Operations Unit, Territory Response Group, and general duty officers successfully deployed a tyre deflation device which brought the vehicle to a stop.”

The three male occupants, aged 17, 19 and 21, were arrested at the scene.

An 18-year-old male was also arrested in relation to the stolen Corolla after being tracked to a property by Patrol Dogs Freddy and Fitzy.

The 18, 19, and 21 year olds have been charged, and the 17-year-old will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 2005, police said.

“Around 10pm, a previously reported stolen silver Toyota Hilux was sighted heading south out of Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway.”

“The Hilux was allegedly involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle and minor injuries to its 46-year-old female driver. Police pursued as the Hilux fled the scene and was sighted driving at high speeds along Ilparpa Road. The police pursuit was subsequently terminated after losing sight of the vehicle on a dirt road.

“The female driver of the civilian vehicle was conveyed to Alice Springs Hospital for assessment and investigations are continuing.”

In a separate incident, police received reports of an attempted burglary at a business on Davis Drive. Four men aged 50, 53, 55 and 61 were arrested on the scene.

Police are urging anyone with information related to any of the above incidents, particularly if you have dash-cam or CCTV footage, to make contact on 131 444. Anonymous reports can be made through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through https://crimestoppersnt.com.com/. In an emergency dial 000.

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