Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged six youths after a car was allegedly stolen during an aggravated burglary in Mount Martha early Friday morning.
Patrolling officers came across the stolen BMW on Main Street in Mornington shortly before midnight on Friday, 17 February.
Police attempted to intercept the vehicle however the driver allegedly sped off.
The police Air Wing tracked the BMW overhead as it reached alleged speeds of up to 220km/h on Peninsula Link.
Units on the ground were guided to Kirkwood Avenue in Seaford where the vehicle had been abandoned.
All of the occupants allegedly fled the scene on foot, jumped fences and climbed onto the roof of nearby residences.
With the assistance of the Air Wing, all six male youths were arrested a short time later and have now been charged:
- a 16-year-old from Doveton
- a 16-year-old from Clyde
- a 15-year-old from McCrae
- a 16-year-old from Frankston North
- a 15-year-old from Pakenham
- a 16-year-old from Berwick
All were charged with a range of offences including theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle and bail offences.
They will all appear at a children’s court at a later date.
The BMW was allegedly stolen during an aggravated burglary at a Mount Martha address sometime between midnight and 4.40am on Friday, 17 February.
Victoria Police News – Sunday 19 February 2023