Sunbury teen arrested

A Sunbury teenager was among five children charged after a string of alleged offending and an extended follow through Melbourne.

Police said it is believed the children, travelling in an alleged stolen Nissan X-Trail, attended a convenience store in High Street, Armadale about 10.40pm on Tuesday, April 2.

Some of the children allegedly stole the store attendant’s car keys before stealing his MG wagon parked outside the store. The remaining children fled in the Nissan X-Trail.

It’s further alleged the five attempted a robbery a short time later at a convenience store on Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East about 11.20pm.

It’s believed the stolen MG was dumped and the Nissan X-Trail, which had allegedly been stolen on March 29 with the keys inside, was followed across a number of suburbs, including Carlton, Blackburn and the CBD.

Police said the car was immobilised using stop sticks on Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale about 12.40am, April 3.

Two 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds were later arrested in Kerr Street, Fitzroy.

A 17-year-old Sunbury teenager sustained a minor injury to his hand and was conveyed to hospital for treatment.

He has been charged by summons with two counts of theft of motor vehicle, two counts of attempted burglary and robbery. He is due to appear at a court at a later date.

The others charged are a 16-year-old from Springvale, a 17-year-old from Flemington, a 15-year-old from Oakleigh South and a 15-year-old from Botanic Ridge.