Five boys arrested in alleged stolen vehicle

Five boys arrested in alleged stolen vehicle
Brendan Rees

Five boys have been arrested after an allegedly stolen BMW they were driving erratically through the CBD was rammed by police on April 16.

Victoria Police said the stolen vehicle was followed across several eastern and inner-city suburbs before being rammed by police in East Melbourne.

Police sighted the stolen Black BMW sedan in Boronia near Mountain Highway at around 10.25pm.

The car was allegedly stolen from Footscray on April 9.

“With the assistance of the Air Wing, police tracked the stolen vehicle as it drove erratically and dangerously across suburbs including Glen Iris, Camberwell, Richmond, Collingwood, and Melbourne CBD,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

It’s alleged the BMW was observed travelling at more than 190km/hr on East Link.

“The car continued to be driven erratically and at speed causing significant risk to the public in the Melbourne CBD,” the spokesperson said.

The BMW was stopped after being rammed by a police vehicle on Wellington Parade, East Melbourne at around 11.20pm to prevent any further serious risk to the community.

Police further allege the boys were armed with machetes when they committed numerous armed robberies and cigarette burglaries across the southern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne on April 15 and 16.

Police are investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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