28 September 2023

Three teenagers accused of dangerous driving, payWave offences and burglaries across Canberra

| Claire Fenwicke
ACT law courts building

The three teenagers have been accused of a range of crimes. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Two 14-year-old boys and one 17-year-old boy are scheduled to front ACT Children’s Court today (28 September), accused of being behind a string of crimes across Canberra.

ACT Policing received reports of two residential burglaries and one commercial burglary on Tuesday (26 September), during which credit cards, a silver Hyundai i20, a blue Isuzu ute and a white Hyundai Tuscan were stolen.

It’s believed those same cards were used in payWave offences throughout the Territory and that the vehicles failed to stop for police the following day.

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Investigations led officers to a home in the Belconnen area.

The two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Wednesday afternoon (27 September) for their alleged involvement, which also put both of them in breach of their bail conditions. One of them has been charged with possessing stolen property.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested for the suspected payWave and vehicle offences.

Investigations are continuing into these offences and other similar offences throughout Canberra.

Police urge anyone with information that may help the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7549266. Information can be provided anonymously.

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