Altona North girl accused of home invasion
A 15-year-old Altona North girl is one of three girls accused of a series of home invasions and armed robberies in the western suburbs last week.
The offenders reportedly entered a house in Truganina last Thursday, stealing a wallet, car keys and the victim’s car.
The attackers then allegedly used the victim’s credit cards at several gas stations and fast food outlets in Hoppers Crossing.
Police allege the offenders attempted to rob a 28-year-old woman with a machete on Friday, demanding her phone.
On Tuesday, the violators reportedly entered a house in Werribee, stealing car keys and two cars.
Later that same day, they arrested a 16-year-old boy who was walking in Hoppers Crossing before threatening him with a knife and asking for his phone.
The 15-year-old Altona North girl has been charged with aggravated burglary and motor vehicle theft.
A 16-year-old girl from Werribee has been charged with aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery, motor vehicle theft and bail offenses.
A 16-year-old girl from Hoppers Crossing has been charged with aggravated burglary, motor vehicle theft, burglary, deception and bail offenses.
All three were remanded in custody to appear in juvenile court at a later date.
Anyone who has witnessed these incidents or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1-800-333000 or report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.