08 Nov 2019 11:37am
Three teenagers have been arrested after a break-in at Brighton in the early hours of this morning, and police are investigating links to several other break-ins around the area.
Police will allege that just after 1.30am today (Friday 8 November), patrols were called to a house in Dunluce Avenue after reports that four youths had broken into the property, and stole a handbag and other items.
They fled the scene, and dropped an iPad and iPhone that had been taken from the premises in nearby bushes.
Police dogs Havoc and Bandit were called in to assist in the search for the suspects, and just after 4am one of the suspects was located in Oraston Avenue. The other two were arrested about 6.30am in Margate Street.
A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both of Edwardstown and a 13-year-old boy from Ingle Farm have been charged with numerous offences including serious criminal trespass, theft, being unlawfully on premises, possessing a housebreaking implement and breach of bail.
All three youths have been refused bail to appear in court later today.
Police are following positive lines of enquiry regarding the remaining suspect, and anyone with information that can assist police is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au
Four other houses were broken into in the area - a house in Linwood Terrace, a house in Beach Road and two houses in Margate Street.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim of a break-in or other crime around the above area is asked to report the matter via the Police Assistance Line on 131444.
Police are appealing for any mobile phone, CCTV or dashcam footage in the Brighton area this morning that may have captured a group of four youths to be provided via uWitnessIt