ACT Policing has apprehended three 15-year-old youths after two vehicles were stolen from two southside suburbs early this morning (Wednesday, August 10).
About 1.30am police received information from a member of the public that two vehicles were seen driving erratically in Isabella Plains and that the vehicles had recently been dumped in Babinda Place. A description was given of three males seen leaving the area where the vehicles had been dumped.
When police attended the area, the three youths ran towards Mollee Crescent. After a short foot pursuit all three youths were apprehended.
Officer in Charge of the Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Rod Anderson said this latest incident highlights the great work by a member of the public in alerting police so promptly.
“Because a member of the public contacted police shortly after witnessing some suspicious behaviour, police were able to quickly apprehend the youths,” he said.
All three youths were taken to the Tuggeranong Police Station. They were later released and are expected to face the Childrens Court at a later date.