Four youths arrested

February 01, 2018

Four youths were arrested on Tuesday in relation to crime sprees in Shepparton and Wunghnu at the weekend.

Homes were allegedly broken into and cars were stolen across the two towns, with detectives from Shepparton and Cobram police’s Criminal Investigation Units working together in an attempt to solve the crimes.

‘‘Four males, all between the ages of 14 and 15, were arrested at numerous homes around Shepparton,’’ Cobram police Detective Senior Constable Bree George said.

Police believe the alleged spree began on Saturday night in Shepparton, continued overnight in Wunghnu before more crimes were committed in Shepparton on Sunday.

Det Sen Const George said two of the youths were remanded in custody on Tuesday night and faced a children’s court yesterday.

The other teenagers were released pending further inquiries.

‘‘One male was charged with 16 offences and the other male was charged with 18 offences,’’ Det Sen Const George said.

‘‘These included four counts of theft of motor vehicles, aggravated burglary, burglary, theft, theft from a motor car and breaches of bail.’’

Det Sen Const George said police were investigating one outstanding matter relating to the crime spree — a missing grey 2013 Ford Territory with registration plates XVA002.

‘‘We still have one outstanding motor car which we are appealing for assistance to help locate,’’ she said.

Anyone with information that may be of value to police is encouraged to phone Cobram police’s Criminal Investigation Unit on 58712866 or Shepparton police’s Criminal Investigation Unit on 58205800.

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