TWO YOUTHS CHARGED, TWO ON THE RUN
TWO taxis missing from a Darwin business were allegedly stolen by four youths who broke in on Wednesday, police say.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Bland said the youths used the taxis to drive to Palmerston where they allegedly then broke into a shopping centre and businesses inside.
“They then proceeded to drive to Pinelands where they allegedly unlawfully entered a service station and another business on the Waterfront,” Sergeant Bland said.
The youths allegedly smashed a sliding door in an effort to steal vehicle keys from the office, taking two taxis and fleeing the area.
According to CCTV footage, the crimes were committed over a three-hour period.
Both vehicles have considerable damage.
Sgt Bland said the alleged offenders didn’t get much out of committing crimes such as these.
“Senseless and random attacks on people’s property and businesses is very frustrating – it costs people a lot of money,” he said. Police have arrested two of the youths but are still searching for the other two. The two in custody, both from the greater Darwin area, are allegedly “repeat offenders”, Sgt Bland said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444.