Two teenage boys have been arrested after several vehicles were stolen from gyms across Gungahlin.
The 16-year-old and 17-year-old are accused of stealing a backpack from a Cringan Circuit gym at about 1:05 pm on Wednesday (5 July), allegedly using the keys from within the bag to take off with a red Holden Barina from the car park.
Police further alleged at about 1:15 pm on the same day, the pair went to another gym on Hibberson St where it’s believed they stole a handbag with the keys to a white Holden Commodore, which was also subsequently taken.
Officers attended both gyms and used footage from CCTV to identify the alleged offenders.
The 17-year-old boy was spotted by officers in Duffy at about 2 pm on Thursday (6 July).
Police said he was arrested after being found hiding in some bushes.
He’s been charged with breaching a good behaviour order, joint commission aggravated burglary, and two counts of joint commission taking a motor vehicle without consent.
A short time later, the 16-year-old boy was arrested at a Duffy home and charged with two counts of taking a motor vehicle without consent, burglary, an active arrest warrant for other offences and breach of bail.
Both are scheduled to front ACT Children’s Court on Friday (7 July).
Investigations continue, with further charges against the pair and others possible.