Crime Wrap | Teen burglars dodge court and police hunt for carjacker

Crime Wrap | Teen burglars dodge court and police hunt for carjacker

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Three teenagers were arrested for stealing from the Armadale business.

An Armadale business which helps hearing-impaired people had a number of stolen items returned after police arrested three teens over the burglary.

Detectives from Armadale’s

were pleased to be able to return the stolen property, after a burglary incident at the business between 13 and 16 October.

Staff returned to work after a weekend to find the business had been broken into and a number of computer-related devices, needed to provide their services, had been stolen.

Detectives were able to quickly identify several youths believed to be involved.

Search warrants were executed at several addresses, and all the stolen property was recovered.

As a result of the investigation, a 17-year-old female juvenile and two 14-year-old male juveniles were arrested.

The 17-year-old female was charged with ‘Aggravated Burglary and Commit’ and ‘Stealing’, and was referred away from the children’s court system to a Juvenile Justice Team.

The two 14-year-old males were issued Juvenile Cautions for the same two offences.

Detective Senior Sergeant Troy Morris, Officer in Charge of Armadale Detectives, said there were two important outcomes from the investigation.

“Being able to return all of the stolen property to the business so quickly was very rewarding for our team, especially knowing it will lessen the impact on their clients,” he said.

“The investigation has also given us the opportunity to engage with three young people who have started going down the wrong path and, hopefully, through engagement with them and their families outside of the formal court process, they will return to the right path and not get involved in further criminal activity. This is their one opportunity to learn from their mistakes, and we hope they seize it,” Detective Senior Sergeant Morris said.

Carjacking victim seeks assistance

Cannington detectives are investigating a robbery in Bentley on Wednesday October 11.

About 9:30pm, the victim (man in his 20s) was in his Toyota Corolla, parked on Koorliny Way, when he was approached by two men.

They forcefully removed the man from his vehicle, before stealing the car and driving away.

The victim sought assistance from a nearby pedestrian.

The men are described as dark skinned, about 170cm tall, slim build with dark clothing.

The vehicle is described as a 2003 silver Toyota Corolla.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.