SOUTHERN Metro Regional Crime Team detectives have arrested six youths in Seaford over several offences across the Mornington Peninsula and south eastern suburbs.
Police will allege the group of youths stole two vehicles on 10 July, a white Subaru from Safety Beach, and a silver Land Rover from Mount Martha, before committing a series of aggravated burglaries in Mount Martha, Safety Beach, Mount Waverley, Edithvale, Mordialloc, Dandenong South, Montmorency, and Eltham between 10 and 14 July.
It is alleged at about 3am on 11 July, a silver Volkswagen and a silver BMW were stolen from a house in Mount Waverley, with a silver Kia allegedly stolen from a property in Eltham at about 4am on 13 July.
All three vehicles are still missing.
At about 1.30am on Thursday morning, the allegedly stolen white Subaru and silver Land Rover were observed travelling north on Church Street, Beaumaris. Police attempted to intercept the vehicles before the offenders allegedly drove at police, damaging two police vehicles and then fleeing the scene. Police Air Wing tracked the Subaru from the air, before arresting the four occupants of the vehicle in Seaford.
A further two people were arrested shortly afterwards in Seaford. Police believe they were the occupants of the Land Rover.
A 15-year-old Frankston youth was charged with the aggravated reckless exposure of police officer to risk by driving a stolen motor vehicle, theft of motor vehicle, possession of methylamphetamine, dealing with the proceeds of crime, unlicensed driving and commit indictable offence while on bail.
A 15-year-old boy from Hastings was charged with aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, attempted burglary, theft of motor vehicle, theft, attempted theft, unlicensed driving, commit indictable offence while on bail.
A 15-year-old Noble Park boy was charged with aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle and attempted theft of motor vehicle.
The three were remanded to appear before a children’s court on Monday.
A 17-year-old Ferntree Gully boy was charged with theft of motor vehicle and possess cannabis and a 17-year-old Carrum Downs boy was charged with theft of motor vehicle and commit indictable offence while on bail.
Both have been bailed to appear before a children’s court at later date.
A 15-year-old Seaford boy was also arrested and interviewed by police before being released pending summons.
Southern Metro Region Crime Team Detective Senior Sergeant David Cox said that as part of Operation Alliance, police were focussed on disrupting youth networked offenders.