An off-duty AFP member assisted ACT Policing in the arrest of five teenagers at the weekend.
Around 2pm on Saturday (May 28), the off-duty member heard the sounds of a vehicle crashing at the intersection of Dalrymple and La Perouse Street in Red Hill. He saw the vehicle, a Holden Commodore with NSW registration, come to a stop on Dalrymple Street, and five teenagers flee the vehicle.
The off-duty member notified ACT Policing Operations, and provided detailed descriptions of the driver and four passengers.
A short time later, a Woden patrol attended the corner of Johnston and Finniss Street in Narrabundah, where they located the five teenagers.
Three boys and two girls aged between 13 and 14 years of age were arrested and taken to Woden Police Station. Two of the boys and the two girls were released and are expected to be summonsed at a later date.
A 14-year-old boy will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning (Monday, May 30) charged with drive motor vehicle without consent and unlicensed driver.