Source: Northern Territory Police
Northern Territory Police have arrested two youths following a pursuit in Alice Springs last night.
A Hyundai Accent stolen from Larapinta Drive was sighted being driven recklessly through the Alice Springs CBD in an area heavy with traffic and pedestrians.
Using CCTV and drones, police were able to track the vehicle and shortly after 10pm police apprehended a 14-year-old male, who was allegedly the driver, and a 16-year-old male passenger.
Detective Senior Sergeant Rob Jordan said, “A coordinated effort by officers from Strike Force Viper, the drone pilot and General Duties officers on duty last night were quick to effect this arrest. The vehicle has been seized for further forensic testing.”
Charges relating to the incident are pending.
A second vehicle stolen overnight, a silver Toyota Corolla with no plates attached, was also being driven recklessly in Alice Springs and remains outstanding.
“The driving behaviour of these youths is extremely concerning,” Det Snr Sgt Jordan said. “I can’t stress enough that although it’s a right to be able to leave doors unlocked and belongings anywhere the reality is there are people who do not respect this, and I ask that everyone be mindful in locking their houses at night and when not home. Do not leave your car keys easily accessible to would-be crooks. If we take away any opportunities from these youths it will assist in reducing this type of behaviour.”