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13-year-old among five teens arrested after Holden ute stolen in Orange allegedly used in ram raid

September 5, 2022



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By Peter Holmes


Five teens and a man have been arrested over an alleged ram raid and police pursuit in the state’s Central West at the weekend.


Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District were contacted about 11.50pm on Saturday (September 3, 2022), following reports of a break-in at a business on Commercial Avenue, Dubbo.




Police were told a Holden Colorado – which had been stolen from Orange the day before – had crashed through the gates and into a storefront and six people were allegedly attempting to steal dirt bikes.

The group was disturbed by passers-by and allegedly fled the scene with a motorcycle in the tray of the Colorado.



Police attempted to stop the Colorado on Sheraton Road, but the driver failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.



Road spikes were successfully deployed on two occasions before the Colorado was stopped on Mitchell Highway, Larras Lee.



Six males – a 13-year-old, two 14-year-olds boys, a 16-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old man – were arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

The vehicle and dirt bike were seized for forensic examination and police established a crime scene at the business which has since been examined by specialist forensic officers.





The 16-year-old was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.


Three teens aged 17, 14 and 13 and the 20-year-old man were all charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, aggravated break and enter dwelling in company steal and breach of bail.





The second 14-year-old boy will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.


All teens were refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today (September 5, 2022).


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