Five kids caught, four charged in car thefts
A GROUP of five children, alleged to have stolen two cars, have been arrested and most of them charged, after Roma Police tracked them down.
On Tuesday, the group allegedly stole a Toyota Prado from a Cunnamulla address, after breaking in to the home to get the keys the night before.
Later that day, they were sighted in Mitchell, where they allegedly stole a Toyota LandCruiser from a shed.
One of the two vehicles was spotted by Roma Police on Tuesday at 7am, but the children evaded officers.
At 7.30am, both vehicles were located on Quintin St.
Roma Police confirmed there were five children involved in the incident, but only four are facing charges.
Of the group, a 15-year-old boy faced Roma Children's Court on Wednesday, charged with evading police, and driving without a license.
A second 15-year-old boy fronted Court charged with break and enter, and driving without a license.
Two more from the group, boys aged 15 and 16, were bailed out and will face Roma Children's court at a later date.
The 15-year-old is charged with break and enter, burglary, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle; the 16-year-old is charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The car thefts have prompted Police to again remind the public about vehicle safety.
"These offenders are breaking into houses, sometimes during daylight hours, and then returning to steal a vehicle later that night," Roma Police Senior Constable Jess Hetherington said.
"People should make sure they hide their keys, including spare keys, and not keep them in obvious places."