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Five Arrested and Charged in Wild Morning Crime Spree in Werribee

Police arrests on Princes Freeway
  
   

Stolen Toyota Hilux Incident Leads to Multiple Arrests After Dramatic Chase and Confrontations in Werribee and Point Cook.

Five people have been arrested and charged by the Westgate Divisional Response Unit officers after an alleged theft and evade incident in Werribee this morning.

According to police, a silver Toyota Hilux was reported stolen from Jacana and was later seen at the Pacific Werribee shopping centre at the intersection of Heaths and Derrimut roads around 10:20 am. It is alleged that four males entered a retail store at the centre and stole several clothing items. When confronted by a staff member, one of the males allegedly showed an edged weapon hidden under his clothing before fleeing. A security guard also confronted one of the males who allegedly revealed a weapon before running away.

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The five males then allegedly drove away in the stolen Hilux and were later spotted by police in Point Cook at around 10:35 am. Three of the males fled on foot and were apprehended after a short chase. The remaining two males drove away and allegedly struck an unmarked police car, causing minor damage.

Police successfully used stop-sticks on Old Geelong Road to stop the vehicle. However, it continued onto the Princes Freeway inbound and collided with a marked police car before the two suspects were arrested. Fortunately, no one was injured during the collision.

Arrest on Princes Freeway
One of the males arrested on the Princes Freeway

An 18-year-old Maidstone youth has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft, dangerous driving while being pursued, conduct endangering serious injury, armed with criminal intent, possession of a controlled weapon, and other traffic offences. He has been bailed to appear at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on October 8th.

A 19-year-old Deer Park youth has also been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft, armed with criminal intent, and possession of a controlled weapon. He has been bailed to appear at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on October 8th.

Additionally, an 18-year-old Williams Landing youth has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and theft. He has also been bailed to appear at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on October 8th.

A 17-year-old Jacana boy has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft, assault with a weapon, and unlawful assault. He has been summonsed to attend a children’s court at a later date.

Lastly, a 17-year-old Mill Park boy has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and theft. He has also been summonsed to attend a children’s court at a later date.

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