Westgate Alliance Taskforce Makes Further Arrests as Investigation into Violent Incident Progresses
The Westgate Alliance Taskforce detectives have taken action, charging a total of three individuals in connection with the incident.
According to the investigators’ report, two youths were confronted by a group of seven to eight males on Baden Powell Drive, Tarneit, on Thursday, July 27th, at approximately 6 pm.
During the encounter, an altercation unfolded, resulting in the youths being stabbed multiple times before the assailants fled the scene.
Thankfully, the victims’ injuries were not life-threatening, and they were transported to the hospital for treatment. The alleged offenders were last seen making their escape in a dark-colored vehicle.
On Monday, the Westgate Alliance Taskforce officers executed a search warrant in Weir Views, leading to the arrest of two 16-year-old boys. One of them hailed from Weir Views, while the other was from Bellbird Park in Queensland.
As a consequence of the investigation, the two boys have been charged with several offenses, including armed robbery, assault with a weapon, recklessly causing serious injury, affray, robbery, and cannabis possession.
Both teenagers are now in custody and will appear before a children’s court.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.