Five teens arrested after Waurn Ponds burglary

By Luke Voogt

Police have arrested five teenagers following an alleged aggravated burglary at Waurn Ponds on Thursday.

Two males armed with knives broke into a home on Rene St about 12.10am and demanded keys to a white Mercedes, police alleged.

Offenders allegedly assaulted an occupant of the home, a 29-year-old man, and stole his vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries, police said.

Police spotted the car about 12.30am on Barrabool Rd and the driver failed to stop when officers attempted to intercept it.

Police located the car a short time later after it crashed at the intersection of High St and Barrabool Rd.

A number of youths fled the vehicle on foot and police arrested an 18-year-old Bannockburn woman, 16-year-old North Geelong girl and 15-year-old Grovedale girl nearby.

Police charged the North Geelong girl with theft of a motor vehicle and she was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hamlyn Heights and 17-year-old boy from Deer Park later on Thursday morning.

The two boys were assisting investigators with their inquiries, police said.

Police urged anyone with information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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