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Charges laid over alleged crime spree ending in ’stolen’ car crash in Melbourne


A pair of teenagers have been charged over an alleged crime spree that ended in a car crash in Melbourne’s northwest.

The alleged spree began when two people allegedly armed with a machete entered a discount store on Watton St in Werribee just after 9am on Tuesday.

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It’s believed the pair demanded cash, then fled the scene in a grey Hyundai hatch allegedly stolen in an aggravated burglary on Monday night.

Soon after, the duo went to another business on Cottrell St, Werribee. One man entered the store allegedly armed with the machete and allegedly stole cash and alcohol.

The pair again drove off in the allegedly stolen vehicle.

It’s understood a 19-year-old woman was held at knife point during one of the alleged aggravated burglaries.

A wild crime spree has ended in a car crash in Melbourne’s northwest, with two teenagers arrested by police. Credit: 7NEWS
Two teenage boys and a 20-year-old man were arrested at the scene. Credit: 7NEWS

Police began pursuing the car through Werribee but stopped on the Princes Freeway near Duncans Rd.

According to police, those in the car live-streamed the chase on social media.

About an hour later, the driver lost control and the car crashed into a pole on Ascot Vale Rd in Moonee Ponds.

Two teenage boys and a 20-year-old man were arrested.

Overnight, an 18-year-old from Kings Park was charged with armed robbery theft of motor vehicle, commit indictable offence while on bail and contravene conduct condition of bail.

A 19-year-old from Tarneit was also charged with armed robbery, theft of motor vehicle as well as learner driver unaccompanied, drive in a manner dangerous, conduct endangering life and multiple other driving charges.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy from Wyndham Vale, remains in hospital under police guard.

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Source: 7News