Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a youth in relation to an aggravated unlawful entry of a home in Alice Springs last month.
Around 6.45 am on January 24, 2020, it is alleged the 17-year-old male unlawfully entered a home in the Gap area where he confronted the occupant threatening her with a weapon and demanded her credit card.
The victim handed over her credit card to the offender who took the car keys and stole the woman’s vehicle. The victim was not physically injured during the incident.
It will be further alleged the offender drove the stolen motor vehicle to a service station, withdrew a sum of cash and purchased fuel using the stolen credit card.
Police who were patrolling the area in response to the incident located the offender who fled towards nearby scrub land. The offender was arrested and charged with:
- Aggravated robbery
- Damage to property
- Aggravated unlawful entry (dwelling)
- Aggravated unlawful use of a motor vehicle
- Drive a motor vehicle while unlicensed
- Criminal deception – obtain benefit
- Possess a dangerous drug
- Possess carry used controlled weapon
The youth will appear before the Alice Springs Youth Justice Court on March 2, 2020.
Source: Police media release.