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Slowly circling in stolen cars

By johnboy - 24 January 2013 7

ACT Policing has arrested two male teenagers, aged 15 and 17, after they were each seen driving a stolen motor vehicle in Dickson late last night (January 23).

Around 11pm, General Duties officers from City Patrol were conducting mobile patrols around Dickson when they saw two cars, a white Mazda 121 and a red Mazda MX5, driving slowly behind the Canberra Tourism Information building. Both cars had been reported stolen to police earlier in the day.

The officers approached the two cars which were parked and apprehended the teenagers. The 17-year-old was apprehended in the driver’s seat of the Mazda 121, while the 15-year-old was apprehended next to the Mazda MX5 after officers watched him leaving the car.

The teenagers were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and both charged with Ride/Drive Motor Vehicle without Consent and Going Equipped for Theft.

They will both face the ACT Children’s Court this morning (January 24).

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Slowly circling in stolen cars
ScienceRules 8:12 am 25 Jan 13

Spiral said :

Apparently the older lad is already enjoying two suspended sentences: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/teen-accused-of-car-theft-has-lengthy-criminal-history-court-hears-20130124-2d87a.html

Isn’t it lovely to see the youth of today taking time from their busy schedules to pass on valuable life skills to younger folk? Makes me feel all warm and gooey.

DrKoresh 11:47 pm 24 Jan 13

I wish we would start charging recidivist juveniles as adults, especially at age 17. That’s not to say that these two are habitual criminals, I don’t know about that either way, but I do know from my days in school how juvie was more a badge of honour than anything else to those type of kids.

goggles13 9:11 pm 24 Jan 13

obviously the 15yo is more intelligent than the 17yo – he got to drive the better of the two cars!!

Spiral 8:12 pm 24 Jan 13
Pitchka 11:47 am 24 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

With such obvious intelligence I’m sure these lads will accrue more gaol bucks to spend inside at some time.

Based on recent sentencing in the Magistrate/Supreme court, no matter how bad the crime, Suspended Sentences in the new black.

Alderney 11:24 am 24 Jan 13

15 and 17 ay and capable of getting into and away with a motor vehicle.

Their parents must be so proud of them, little darlings.

Not much hope for them then is there.

Could they not turn their skills toward a trade?

Conan of Cooma 9:30 am 24 Jan 13

With such obvious intelligence I’m sure these lads will accrue more gaol bucks to spend inside at some time.

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